Al Capone Does My Shirts (Paperback)

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A Newbery Honor Book
Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There's my sister, Natalie, except she doesn't count. And there are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cook's or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit men, con men, stickup men, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and maybe even an innocent man or two, though I doubt it. The convicts we have are the kind other prisons don't want. I never knew prisons could be picky, but I guess they can. You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to.

"Choldenko's pacing is exquisite. . . . A] great read." Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

About the Author

Gennifer Choldenko is the "New York Times" bestselling and Newbery Honor Award-winning author of ten children's books, including "Notes From a Liar and Her Dog," "If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period," "No Passengers Beyond this Point," "Al Capone Does My Shirts," "Al Capone Shines My Shoes," and "Al Capone Does My Homework." She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Praise For…

"Choldenko's pacing is exquisite. . . . [A] great read."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142403709
ISBN-10: 0142403709
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: April 20th, 2006
Pages: 225
Language: English