Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Tales from Alcatraz #2)
Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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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?
Praise For Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Tales from Alcatraz #2)…
"Choldenko seamlessly blends laugh-out-loud humor with high drama in this fast-paced book." -Sacramento Bee
"A tender, engaging book that captures both the imagination and the heart." -San Jose Mercury News
Dial Books, 9780803734609, 288pp.
Publication Date: September 8, 2009