Companion to The Schwa Was Here!
In honor of Old Man Crawley’s eightieth birthday, the Bonano family has been invited to celebrate with a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean aboard the world’s largest, grandest ship. But whether on land or at sea, Antsy can’t manage to stay out of trouble: He quickly finds himself the accomplice of stowaway and thief Tilde, whose self-made mission it is to smuggle onto the ship and across the U.S. border illegal immigrants from her native Mexico. When Antsy steps in to take the fall for Tilde, he becomes the focus of a major international incident and the poster child for questionable decisions.
Equal parts clever and riotous, Ship Out of Luck brings back the beloved cast of characters from Neal Shusterman’s acclaimed The Schwa Was Here and Antsy Does Time.
Awards for the Antsy Bonano novels:
The Schwa Was Here
Winner of the 2005 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Notable Book o Winner of the 2007-08 California Young Reader Medal Award
An IRA Young Adult Choice Award selection
21 state lists; 2 starred reviews: BCCB, SLJ
Antsy Does Time
2009 ALA Best Young Adult List
2008 Junior Library Guild Selection
2009 Pennsylvania School Library Association Young Adult Top 40 selection
5 state lists; 4 starred reviews: Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ, VOYA