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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

Series: Tales from Alcatraz, Book 4
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard.

Moose Flanagan lives on a famous island in California: Alcatraz, home to some of the most dangerous prisoners in the United States in the 1930s. It's the summer before he starts high school, and Moose is going to play a lot of baseball and win a spot on the high school team. But he still needs to watch his special older sister, Natalie - and then the warden asks Moose to look after his two-faced, danger-loving daughter, Piper.

In the cell house there are rumors that the cons will a strike, and that Moose's father might step up to a new job. Moose is worried: What will this mean for their family, especially for Natalie, who's had some scary run-ins with prisoners? Then the unthinkable happens: Natalie winds up someplace she should never, ever go. And Moose has to rescue her.

©2018 Gennifer Choldenko (P)2018 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"It's earnest Moose, always striving to do the right thing, who elevates this tale, like a hard-hit baseball, into the stratosphere." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

"This worthy 'second ending' finishes on a hopeful note that series fans will embrace." (Booklist, starred review)

"A powerful story of love and family that will please fans and newcomers." (School Library Journal)

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Amazing writing,memorable story and characters. Listen to the whole series. It will move you. Excellent

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Enjoyed this!!!

Perfect ending of Gennifer Choldenko series. Thank you Gennifer. You could see the action in your mind as you listened to audiobook.