Al Capone Does My Shirts

Gennifer Choldenko
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A funny, spirited and uplifting historical novel by the author of the firm favourite Notes From and Liar and Her Dog

When Moose Flanagan and his family move house, yet again, and become residents of the famous prison island Alcatraz, things get interesting. First of all, they share the island with a few other families and a lot of pretty heavy-duty criminals including Al Capone. And secondly, Moose's sister is starting a new school, which everyone hopes will help her become more integrated with those around her. When Moose comes up with some pretty cunning money-making schemes based on his famous co-residents, he does not count on his sister becoming inadvertently involved. A charming, funny and utterly enchanting book that skillfully and delicately weaves humour with some important issues.

Author bio:

Gennifer Choldenko lives in the US where she works on her wonderful books for young readers. She worked for a short time as a tour guide on Alcatraz. This is her second book for BLoomsbury, her first being NOTES FROM A LIAR AND HER DOG.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9780747568988
Edition No: 1
Awards: Long-listed Carnegie Medal 0
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Imprint: Bloomsbury Child
Pub Date: August 2004
Page Extent: 240
Format: Book
Age: 9 - 11
Subject: Young adult fiction