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Al Capone Does My Shirts (Newbery Honor Book)
Al Capone Does My Shirts - Newbery Honor Book
Author: Gennifer Choldenko
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399238611
ISBN-10: 0399238611
Publication Date: 3/30/2004
Pages: 228
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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This is my son's book and out of curiosity I began reading it. I really enjoyed it. I would recommended it whether you are a pre-teen, teen or adult. It's a nice read.
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"If you love someone, you have to try things even if they don't make sense to anyone else" Moose Flanagan and his family arrive on Alcatraz Island in 1935 so his father Cam can work as an electrician and guard at the prison and his sister Natalie can have a chance to attend a "special" school for children with Autism. At the time it's not called Autism, but that is what the reader of today is lead to believe. Moose is caught in the middle of Piper the wardens daughters' schemes and her mad drive to meet Al Capone and his mothers desperate need to get Natalie into the only school that can help her. Moose is the only one that can really reach Natalie and the decisions and realities that the family has to face can just be too much for a 12 year old boy. Maybe Al Capone is his only option.
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