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C. Taylor-Butler

C. Taylor-Butler (Christine Taylor-Butler), an MIT trained Civil Engineer, is the author of more than 70 books for children, including Sacred Mountain: Everest. She has won the Best Children’s Book of the Year Award and a host of other awards. Her short stories and essays have appeared in magazines and journals including the Horn Book Review, and Scholastic’s Read and Rise Literacy Guide for Parents, to name a few. In addition to her writing activities, she chairs MIT’s Regional Educational Council and serves on the Missouri Judicial Performance Committee. When not conducting various science experiments for many of her books: how to make solid objects float when they shouldn’t, creating invisible force fields with magnets, and making electricity from fruits and vegetables (bringing the love of science to classrooms everywhere), the author has traveled to remote places, such as the Tongas National Forest in Alaska, to scout unusual locations for her debut science fiction/adventure novel, The Lost Tribes. She lives in Missouri where she is responsible for the care and feeding of a spouse, college kids, cats, fish and a very needy 104-year-old historic house.

Book Activities

Have fun with our downloadable coloring pages for The Lost Tribes 3: Trials book cover.

Interviews & Articles

World Fantasy Convention

The New York Times


CBS Boston - WBZ 4

Fast Forward

Watch Mike Zipter’s interview with Christine.

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Video Interviews

Mike Zipser of Fast Forward talks with Christine Taylor-Butler about“The Lost Tribes” and the wide variety of books she’s written.

Our editorial assistant Julia interviews Christine Taylor-Butler about the role science plays in her series “The Lost Tribes.”

Christine’s Books

The Lost Tribes 3- Trials
The Lost Tribes: Trials (book 3)
The Lost Tribes: Safe Harbor (book 3)
The Lost Tribes: Safe Harbor (book 2)
The Lost Tribes, Book One
The Lost Tribes (book 1)