Al Capone Shines My Shoes

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Al Capone Shines My Shoes

By Gennifer Choldenko

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803734609, 274pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2009

Moose and the cons are about to get a lot closer in this much-anticipated sequel.

It's 1935. Moose Flanagan lives on Alcatraz with his family, the other families of the guards, and a few hundred no-name hit men, con men, mad dog murderers and a handful of bank robbers too. And one of those cons has just done him a big favor.

You see, Moose has never met Al Capone, but a few weeks ago Moose wrote a letter to him asking him to use his influence to get his sister, Natalie, into a school she desperately needs in San Francisco. After Natalie got accepted, a note appeared in Moose's freshly laundered shirt that said: Done.

As this book begins, Moose discovers a new note. This one says: Your turn. Is it really from Capone? What does it mean? Moose can't risk anything that might get his dad fired. But how can he ignore Al Capone?

About the Author
Gennifer Choldenko is the "New York Times" bestselling and Newbery Honor Award-winning author of ten children's books, including "Notes From a Liar and Her Dog," "If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period," "No Passengers Beyond this Point," "Al Capone Does My Shirts," "Al Capone Shines My Shoes," and "Al Capone Does My Homework." She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.