Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts BOOKS Al Capone Does My Shirts Author Gennifer Choldenko Wgf2011.eu Moose Flannagan Moves With His Family To Alcatraz So His Dad Can Work As A Prison Guard And His Sister, Natalie, Can Attend A Special School But Natalie Has Autism, And When She S Denied Admittance To The School, The Stark Setting Of Alcatraz Begins To Unravel The Tenuous Coping Mechanisms Moose S Family Has Used For Dealing With Her Disorder.When Moose Meets Piper, The Cute Daughter Of The Warden, He Knows Right Off She S Trouble But She S Also Strangely Irresistible All Moose Wants To Do Is Protect Natalie, Live Up To His Parents Expectations, And Stay Out Of Trouble But On Alcatraz, Trouble Is Never Very Far Away.Set In 1935, When Guards Actually Lived On Alcatraz Island With Their Families Choldenko S Second Novel Brings Humor To The Complexities Of Family Dynamics And Illuminates The Real Struggle Of A Kid Trying To Free Himself From The Good Boy Stance He S Taken His Whole Life.

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  • Hardcover
  • 228 pages
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts
  • Gennifer Choldenko
  • English
  • 23 April 2017
  • 0399238611

10 thoughts on “Al Capone Does My Shirts

  1. says:

    I ve been meaning to read this for a while, and I m glad I finally got the chance It tells the story of 12 year old Moose Flanagan, whose family moves to Alcatraz in the 1930s when his dad takes a job as a prison guard The first person narration is beautifully done I loved the humor and the relationships between the characters We assume Al Capone will have a role to play in the book, but it s not clear what that role will be until the very end, when we get a Gangster ex Machina resolution I I ...

  2. says:

    I had to read this book once I learned that it is about little kids who lived on Alcatraz in the 1930s Ever since I was a little girl I ve wanted to purchase Alcatraz Island and live there Plus, it s a Newberry Honor Book, so it sort of counts towards my goal The book centers around a family a mother, a father, a ten year old sister, and a twelve year old brother, our protagonist, Moose The family has just moved to Alcatraz Island where the father works around the clock at two jobs so th I had to read this book once I learned that it is about little kids who lived on Alcatraz in the 1930s Ever since I was a little girl I ve wanted to purchase Alcatraz Island and live there Plus, it s a Newberry Honor Book, so it sort of counts towards my goal The book centers around a family a mother, a father, a ten year old sister, and a twelve year old brother, our protagonist, Moose The family has just moved to Alcatraz...

  3. says:

    With a name like Al Capone Does My Shirts, I was settled in for a good light read, not Not that it isn t an easy read but there is pathos in this story of Moose Flannagan Moose is the brother of a severely challenged sister, Natalie, who cannot function in society and is sometimes entombed in her own frightening world to the exclusion of even her family.Moose s father is a prison guard electrician on the island of Alcatraz His mother takes a boat to San Francisco most days to teach piano and With a name like Al Capone Does ...

  4. says:

    I absolutely adore this book Initially, I had to read it for a children s literature class two years ago, but I chose to pick it up again recently because I loved it so much The story is about a young boy named Moose and his experiences growing up as a prison guard s son on Alcatraz during the 1930 s Moose s younger sister Natalie has special needs, and although her specific diagnosis is unknown, we as readers can assume that she is autistic Moose s life is made eveninteresting when he I absolutely adore this book Initially, I had to read it for a children s literature class two years ago, but I chos...

  5. says:

    I read this poolside during our SoCal vacation and I was pleasantly surprised Moose s family moves to Alcatraz where his dad has taken a job as an electrician He has a younger sister who has autism and the family is trying to get her into a special school If you think about it there are so many parts of the story that are heart wrenchingthe author does an amazing job of making emotional connections with each character You can see the grief cycle in each member anger, denial, bar I read this poolside during our SoCal vacation and I was pleasantly surprised Moose s family moves to Alcatraz where his dad has taken a job as an electrician He has a younger sister who has autism and the family is trying to get her into a special school If you think about it there are so many parts of the story that are heart wrenchingthe author does an amazing job of making emotional connections with each character You can see the grief cycle in each member anger, denial, bargaining, etc I also loved how she showed Natalie, the sister, as a real person one of the few books I ve read with a disabled character that really shows you the person inside.I really felt like I was on the island with them, as well Having it set on Alcatraz is really cool and you learn a lot about the island in the 1930s and of course, it s fun...

  6. says:

    I did not like Al Capone Does My Shirts at all I thought the plot was too unique to be believable The characters had all the same traits and I thought the book was really slow The only problem in the book was how M...

  7. says:

    Now althoughI have indeed much enjoyed the historical San Francisco and Alcatraz setting of Gennifer Choldenko s Newebery Honour winning Al Capone Does My Shirts and absolutely love the non fictional supplementals at the back of the book which truth be told have been my favourite parts of the book , personally I have found a few rather annoying and frustrating issues with the author s story telling, with her narrational style, scenarios that have felt rather a bit off to and for...

  8. says:

    I don t agree with the enthusiasm for this book A Newbery Honor, really At least it didn t win I wanted to like this book A story about families living on Alcatraz where the worst of the worst convicts reside was alluring But this book just didn t cut it The characters developments were horrid Moose was wishy washy, Piper incredibly reckless, and the adults were idiots The only character that the author got right was Natalie Plus, the whole let s see how close we can monopolize Al Capo I don t agree with the enthusiasm for this book A Newbery Honor, really At least it didn t win I wanted to like this book A story about families living on Alcatraz where the worst of the worst convicts reside was alluring But this book just didn t cut it The characters developments were horrid Moose was wishy washy, Piper incredibly reckless, and the adults were idiots The only character ...

  9. says:

    Interesting setting Alcatraz, 1930s and unusual characters boy with autistic sister , but I wouldn t have given this the Newbery honor book award.

  10. says:

    This is a really great book I d been meaning to read it for years and finally got around to it Moose Flanagan and his family move to Alcatrez Island where his father works as a guard so that his sister Natalie can go to a special school in San Francisco for kids with disabilities Today, Natalie would have been diagnosed with autism, but back then they didn t know what to do with her The author deals with this topic very sensitively and emotionally, because it s based on her own experiences w This is a really great book I d been meaning to read it for years and finally got around to it Moose Flanagan and his family move to Alcatrez Island where his father works as a guard so that his sister Natalie can go to a special school in San Francisco for kids with disabilities Today,...

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