Al Capone does my shirts

Al Capone does my shirts

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 17mm | 170g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747568987
  • 9780747568988
  • 173,280

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'warm and tender...believable and realistic' Express
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'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' Guardian
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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.
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Rating details

41,140 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 28% (11,337)
4 39% (15,986)
3 25% (10,446)
2 6% (2,549)
1 2% (822)
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