Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Tales from Alcatraz, Book 2)

Al Capone Shines My Shoes  (Tales from Alcatraz, Book 2)

Moose Flanagan’s adventures as a boy growing up on Alcatraz Island in the 1930’s continue in this follow-up to Al Capone Does My Shirts. All the humor and action found in the first book are evident as Moose finds a way to repay mobster Al Capone for his influence in placing Moose’s sister in a special school for autistic children. But how do you pay back a notorious criminal in prison? This book will appeal to both male and female readers who will cheer on Moose and his friends.

288 pages              978-0142417188                                              Ages 9-12

Keywords:  prison, island, family, autism, differently wired, differently abled, humor, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, part of a series, 12 year old, 13 year old

Recommended by Ann Mansfield, Librarian USA


What do you do when your neighbors are a bunch of hit men, con men, and mad dog murderers? Well, if you're Moose Flanagan, you ask the most notorious convict of them all, Al Capone, for help. But when that convict comes through for you and then asks you for a favor in return; suddenly it's a whole different ball game. Picking up where the Newbery Honor winning Al Capone Does My Shirts left off, this lively second romp featuring Moose, his friends, and some of Alcatraz's "finest" is just as satisfying as the first.--from the publisher

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