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?
©2009 Gennifer Choldenko; (P)2009 Listening Library
"Choldenko hits a grand slam...Effortless period dialogue, fully developed secondary characters and a perfectly paced plot." (Kirkus)
This book was horrible. There was no climax or uplifting part of the story. I do not recommend this book. I had to read it for school, but if I didt I would have stopped reading at the beginning. There is no hook.
I bought it for my kids so they could read along. Audible books are great for kids learning how to read chapter books and also for adults who want to multi-task and listen and do other things at the same time.
Moose Flanagan because he's responsible and smart. He cares about his sister Natalie very much.
I don't like reading aloud to my kids unless it's a short picture book because it makes my mouth tired. Having a good reader with inflections helps them follow along with the story better.
The best book!
Moose because he was very adventurous.
He brings excitement to the book by doing a variety of voices in a way that I would picture them.
No, because it was 7 hours long and I was reading it for my home reading project. I had to read 20 minutes a day.
My 11 year old son who is reluctant to read loved this book AND loved using the Audible download. Having this service is wonderful for a kid who isn't really into reading or struggles with reading. Audible makes him look forward to his 20 minute a day reading project instead of dreading it. Thank you for helping this mom help her son. (My son wrote the reviewer comments about the book himself). ;)
I liked the plot best, and the fact that it followed "Al Capone does my shirts" cronologically.
I can't compare this book to any other I have read. It is a unique piece of historical ficton
He brings the characters to life with the inflections of his voice. You cannot get this by just reading the book.
This book made me laugh and cry. Parts of the book are very funny and others are very heart wrenching.
I enjoyed both Al apone books very much. I hope the author writes more of these books. Although these book are considered to be for young adults...I found this one hard to turn off.
This book ranks over all the other books i have ever read!
I think the best part of the story was when the cons tried to escape
His voice is way better then the text-to-speech accessory on the kindle!
This book was a very good book. If anyone reads this review, they should consider reading this book.
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