Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts

eBook - 2006
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A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister
Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9781440629631
Branch Call Number: NCKIDS eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: NC KIDS Digital Library

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laurenf05
Jul 10, 2018

Funny and mysterious at the same time. Wonderful book about how life on Alcatraz could've been like. Two thumbs up!!

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msemos
May 13, 2017

a fun book with facts about the 30's and autism mixed in. recommende

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PinesandPrejudice
Feb 06, 2017

This was a surprising read. It was not what I had imagined from the title but I ended up liking it. It's an interesting looks into an untold piece of history. It also has a great representation of children with developmental issues or mental illnesses in that time period. I appreciate this book, found it well-written and enlightening. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Jamaka_88
Aug 25, 2016

A look at the children on Alcatraz-a place you only think criminals lived but it is not the case. A very good look at a boy trying to learn to be a son and brother and yet be independent. A good look at a sister who has learning difficulties and how the family members treat her. Al Capone does have a very minor role in this but he does save the day.

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gritslover
Aug 04, 2016

Great historical fiction based on the employee families living on Alcatraz Island in the 30's. Pictures of actual ones in hard copy of book. Excellent young adult fiction! Have read all 3 in the series

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green_snake_744
Jul 21, 2016

im not sure how i got this book but when i read it i read all of them

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tomhe
Aug 20, 2014

Al Capone is really a person that was in the Eastern State Penitentiary which opened in oct 25, 1829 and closed in 1971 at 2027 Fairmount Avenue philadelphia ,PA 19130 US went for summer

LindaLeuthner Apr 26, 2013

Our nine year old read this book in school. She is now on book two and we just put book three on order. She loved them, I may just have to read them myself!

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mikeysister
Apr 15, 2013

My 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter read this book for book projects in school, so I read it with them. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were totally believable and the setting of Alcatraz in the 1930’s was very interesting. Even though it was set in a totally different time period, they were drawn into the character’s world and developed strong feelings about many of them. Both of my kids are reluctant readers, so I try to find things that I think will interest them. Not only did they love this book, but they were eager to read the sequel. It is a great book for readers of all ages.

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OLIVER DUNN
Jun 09, 2012

I liked this book. It was a quick, easy read, but very entertaining.

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