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Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Paperback)

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July 2009 Indie Next List

“In her follow-up novel to the Newbery Honor-winner Al Capone Does My Shirts, Gennifer Choldenko presents readers with a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat adventure! Moose Flanagan and his family have finally adjusted to life on Alcatraz Island. But Moose's comfortable existence is about to be turned upside down -- again!”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


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 youNand then asks you for a favor in returnNsuddenly it's a whole different ball game. Picking up where the NewberyHonor 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.

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…

"Heart-stopping+heartrending+heartwarming." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Choldenko seamlessly blends laugh-out-loud humor with high drama in this fast-paced book." -Sacramento Bee

"A tender, engaging book that captures both the imagination and the heart." -San Jose Mercury News

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142417188
ISBN-10: 0142417181
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: January 25th, 2011
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: Tales from Alcatraz