Al Capone does my shirts

Average Rating: 
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Al Capone does my shirts
2004
Place Published: 
Prince Frederick, Md
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
ISBN: 
141931789X
Edition: 
Description: 
5 sound discs (5 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: 
In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
"Unabridged Fiction"--Container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"-- Container.
Compact discs.
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
12 up.
Accelerated Reader MG 3.5 7
Author: 
by Gennifer Choldenko
Reviews for Al Capone does my shirts

Patron reviews

The title and cover art led me to believe this story would be humorous. Although there are amusing scenes, overall the story of Moose Flannagan, his sister Natalie, and the new friends they make when their father becomes a guard on Alcatraz Island in 1935 tugs at the heart. The characters are richly drawn, believable, and the author makes Moose's character flawed and hard-to-forget. Suggested for boys who say they don't like reading.