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ISBN13: 9780399238611
ISBN10: 0399238611
Condition: Standard
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Awards

A 2005 Newbery Honor Book

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she's denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose's family has used for dealing with her disorder.

When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she's trouble. But she's also strangely irresistible. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents? expectations, and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.

Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families, Choldenko's second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics and illuminates the real struggle of a kid trying to free himself from the "good boy" stance he's taken his whole life.

Review:

"This is an amusing book about interesting characters placed in a different and unlikely setting and trying to make the best of their situation." Children's Literature

Review:

"With its unique setting and well-developed characters, this warm, engaging coming-of-age story has plenty of appeal, and Choldenko offers some fascinating historical background on Alcatraz Island in an afterword." Booklist

Synopsis:

Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Is Capone trying to protect Moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.

The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed!

"Superlative historical fiction." — School Library Journal (starred review for Al Capone Shines My Shoes)

Synopsis:

Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school.  But Natalie has autism, and when she's denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose's family has used for dealing with her disorder.

When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she's trouble.  But she's also strangely irresistible.  All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents' expectations, and stay out of trouble.  But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.

Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families.  Choldenko's second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics and illuminates the real struggle of a kid trying to free himself from the "good boy" stance he's taken his whole life.

About the Author

2005 Newbery Honor & Printz Honor (Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy)

2008 Newbery Honor (The Wednesday Wars)

Wednesday Wars

"Schmidt...makes the implausible believable and the everyday momentous...a gentle, hopefuly, moving story." --Booklist, starred review

"Another winner...deeply satisfying." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Schmidt ... [gets] to the emotional heart of every scene without overstatement ... another virtuoso turn by the author of LIZZIE BRIGHT." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Schmidt rises above the novel's conventions to create memorable and believable characters." --Horn Book, starred review

"[An] entertaining and nuanced novel....There are laugh-out-loud moments that leaven the many poignant ones." --School Library Journal

"An accessible, humorous school story, and at the same time, an insightful coming-of-age tale."

 --Bookpage

"Fans of ...LIZZIE BRIGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY may be pleasantly surprised to see Schmidt's lighter, even sillier side." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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ruizc, July 14, 2007 (view all comments by ruizc)
This past spring break i actually got the opportunity to visit Alcatraz Island. It was spectacular! I had never been there and the self tour was just great! Before leaving we stopped at the gift shop and i purchased this book. Reading this book gave you the impression that you were on the island when the prisoners and several families were still there. After reading the book i was curious about Al Capone and decided to do a bit of research on him. I read several interesting facts but one that stands in my mind was that his favorite colors were Canary Yellow and Pea Soup Green!!!Over all I enjoyed the book and would definatly recomend it to any peson who just loves a bit of history in the mix!
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glenndana, December 13, 2006 (view all comments by glenndana)
This was a wonderful read! As a teacher and parent, I know how important it is to continue to share books and read aloud with my 2 teeneager, ages 13 and 15. We just finished Al Capone Does My Shirts and unanimously decided it's one of our "group" favorites. If you haven't read it--go get a copy and start reading! It's a guarantee you'll fallin love with the characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399238611
Author:
Choldenko, Gennifer
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Health & Medicine - Diseases
Subject:
Autism
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Problem families
Subject:
Alcatraz Island
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
02-116
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b+w illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.04 lb
Age Level:
10-12

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Product details 240 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399238611 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is an amusing book about interesting characters placed in a different and unlikely setting and trying to make the best of their situation."
"Review" by , "With its unique setting and well-developed characters, this warm, engaging coming-of-age story has plenty of appeal, and Choldenko offers some fascinating historical background on Alcatraz Island in an afterword."
"Synopsis" by ,
Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Is Capone trying to protect Moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.

The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed!

"Superlative historical fiction." — School Library Journal (starred review for Al Capone Shines My Shoes)

"Synopsis" by ,

Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school.  But Natalie has autism, and when she's denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose's family has used for dealing with her disorder.

When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she's trouble.  But she's also strangely irresistible.  All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents' expectations, and stay out of trouble.  But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.

Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families.  Choldenko's second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics and illuminates the real struggle of a kid trying to free himself from the "good boy" stance he's taken his whole life.

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