A funny, spirited and uplifting historical novel by
the author of the firm favourite Notes From and Liar and Her Dog
When Moose Flanagan and his family move house, 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. A charming, funny and utterly enchanting book that skillfully and delicately weaves humour with some important issues.
About The Author
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.
'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 'a fine book' - 'moving - a triumph' TES
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 3rd May 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1