Once Upon a Cruise: A Wish Novel by Anna StaniszewskiOnce Upon a Cruise: A Wish Novel by Anna Staniszewski

Once Upon a Cruise: A Wish Novel

byAnna Staniszewski

Paperback | September 27, 2016

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Great friendships and first crushes-WISH books are for the tweens who love stories with heart!

Ainsley never wanted to spend her summer on a fairy tale cruise-especially since, instead of lounging by the pool, she's running around the ship doing favor after favor for her cruise director mom.

Things aren't all bad-it's good to see her mom acting confident again after the divorce, and there's also a guy who's super cute, even in a dorky dwarf costume.

But once the cruise starts, things start to go wrong: the laundry turns pink, the kitchen runs out of food, and her mom expects her to be in a hundred places all at once. Is this fairy tale cruise under a wicked curse? Or can Ainsley stand up for herself and make the cruise end happily ever after?

Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was a Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Anna lives outside of Boston, MA, and teaches at Simmons College. When she's not writing, Ann...
Title:Once Upon a Cruise: A Wish NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.58 × 5.25 × 0.62 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545879868

ISBN - 13:9780545879866


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Anna Staniszewski:"Another appealing series that promises more goofball humor blended with the real issues of early adolescence." -- Booklist"As always, Staniszewski provides a deft mix of comedy and sensitive, deeper themes, making her book not only entertaining, but one that offers wisdom. She knows where to mine the humor from middle school life but does not sacrifice her characterizations for easy laughs. Light-but not lightweight-fun for preteens." -- Kirkus Reviews"Confidently addressing a number of common tween troubles that include bullying, parental divorce, and peer pressure, Staniszewski introduces a determined eighth-grader desperate to get her separated parents back together in this humorous problem novel." -- Publishers Weekly