Al Capone Does My Homework

Al Capone Does My Homework

[a Tale From Alcatraz]

Book - 2013
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Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Is Capone trying to protect Moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.

The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed!

"Superlative historical fiction." -- School Library Journal (starred review for Al Capone Shines My Shoes )
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2013
ISBN: 9780803734722
Branch Call Number: J CHO
Characteristics: 212 p. :,map ;,22 cm

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green_snake_744
Jul 21, 2016

i want to see the world in the 1930s

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nguyenminh
Jun 03, 2014

Great book I loved it when the twist came when cam Mooses dad got stabbed

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Kavmbookreader
Sep 30, 2013

Moose is a strong character all the way through the three-book series. The reader really gets a sense of what it would have been like to live on Alcatraz in the mid-1930s. Another winner from Choldenko!

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Undercover_reader
Jul 23, 2013

Thirteen-year-old Moose's report on FDR is missing, then reappears with a coded message from Al Capone.

The setting of guard families living on Alcatraz is still as fascinating in this third book in the series. But the first, "Al Capone Does My Shirts," is the strongest. So definitely start there. For readers 9 and up.

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red_mouse_49 Aug 25, 2014

red_mouse_49 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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