Al Capone Does My Shirts
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Al Capone Does My Shirts

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Description

When Moose Flanagan and his family move home, 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. This is a charming, funny and utterly enchanting book that skillfully and delicately weaves a humorous tale with some important issues.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 18mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747568987
  • 9780747568988
  • 307,359

Review quote

'warm and tender...believable and realistic' Express 'this engaging tale develops its characters subtly and skilfully' Sunday Times 'Gennifer Choldenko is a bright light in ... teenage fiction, and Al Capone Does My Shirts is one of her best.' The Independent 'This book is a masterpiece ... Al Capone Does My Shirts is wonderfully told and deserves praise galore' Guardianshow more

About Gennifer Choldenko

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.show more

Rating details

34,774 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (9,359)
4 39% (13,472)
3 26% (9,098)
2 6% (2,212)
1 2% (633)
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