Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

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What do you do when your neighbors are a bunch of hit men, con men, and mad dog murderers? Well, if you're Moose Flanagan, you ask the most notorious convict of them all, Al Capone, for help. But when that convict comes through for youÑand then asks you for a favor in returnÑsuddenly it's a whole different ball game. Picking up where the NewberyÐHonor winning Al Capone Does My Shirts left off, this lively second romp featuring Moose, his friends, and some of Alcatraz's "finest" is just as satisfying as the first.


 

About Gennifer Choldenko

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Gennifer Choldenko (www.choldenko.com) lives in the San Francisco Bay area. She has won much acclaim for her novels, including a Newbery Honor for Al Capone Does My Shirts.
 
Published September 8, 2009 by Puffin. 298 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Moose’s world is turned upside down when his family moves to Alcatraz Island where his Dad has taken a job as a prison guard.

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Choldenko hits a grand slam with this richly rewarding sequel about baseball-loving Moose and his life on Alcatraz in 1935.

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Publishers Weekly

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Choldenko's follow-up to her Newbery Honor novel Al Capone Does My Shirts picks up where the first volume ended. It's August 1935 and 12-year-old narra

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Christian Science Monitor

Moose Flanagan is back, and you don’t have to have read “Al Capone Does My Shirts,” Gennifer Choldenko’s Newbery Honor-winning first book, to appreciate the sequel, Al Capone Shines My Shoes.

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Common Sense Media

Readers will cheer when Moose finally stands up for himself, his sister, and his family, making his mother realize that the ends don’t justify the means;

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But when Al Capone calls in a favor from Moose in return for Natalie’s placement at the school, Moose’s life is about to go from complicated to downright dangerous as he finds himself at the center of an elaborate escape plot.

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HSJ

In the book Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko, Al Capone asks Moose Flanagan to do a favor for him.

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