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Al Capone Does My Shirts -
Al Capone Does My Shirts
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Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It’s 1935 and twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that’s home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and... show more
Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It’s 1935 and twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that’s home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and of course, Al Capone. Now Moose has to try to fit in at his new school, avoid getting caught up in one of the warden’s daughter’s countless plots, and keep an eye on his sister Natalie, who’s not like other kids. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents’ expectations, and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away. A Newbery Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Notable Book People magazine Best Kids’ Book A School Library JournalBest Book of the Year A Kirkus Editor’s Choice A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing A Junior Library Guild selection A Children’s BOMC selection
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9780142403709
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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The Cheap Reader
The Cheap Reader rated it
4.0 Al Capone Does My Shirts
-It was a cute story. I don't know if it's award winning material though.-Very, very believable characters. The author's depiction of Piper is so realistic. Piper is that kid that you get in trouble for going with her plans but she makes your life hell if you go against her. I actively hated her whi...
NTE
NTE rated it
4.0 Al Capone Does My Shirts
Moving to Alcatraz in 1935, 12 yr old Moose has a lot of adjustments to make. The story addresses how Moose (and the rest of his family and society) relate to his sister Natalie, who's "not like other kids", but isn't heavy handed like so many disability related fictions can be. I appreciated that...
Jennifer's BOOoooOOOks
Jennifer's BOOoooOOOks rated it
4.0 Al Capone Does My Shirts
I found this to be a very charming book, funny yet heartwarming--touching without being too sugary.
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