Al Capone Does My Shirts

Gennifer Choldenko - Author

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ISBN 9780142403709 | 240 pages | 20 Apr 2006 | Puffin | 5.07 x 7.75in | 10 - AND UP years
Additional Formats:
  • Newbery Honor
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Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. Itís 1935 and twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island thatís 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 wardenís daughterís countless plots, and keep an eye on his sister Natalie, whoís not like other kids. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parentsí 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 Kidsí Book

A School Library JournalBest Book of the Year

A Kirkus Editorís Choice

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Parentsí Choice Silver Honor Award

A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

A Junior Library Guild selection

A Childrenís BOMC selection

"Choldenko's pacing is exquisite. . . . [A] great read."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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