Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My ShirtsEpub Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko Bandcamptomp3.co.uk When Moose Flanagan And His Family Move To Alcatraz Island, Home To The Prison And Some Well Known Criminals, He Is Not Hoping For Much But, With Some Ingenious Plans And The Help Of His New Friends, Things Get Quite Exciting For Moose Particularly When His Sister Natalie Get Involved.

There s a Lego in my bum which fits with the Lego in my chair and when I sit down to write, I hear the satisfying snap of the two pieces fitting together I love words, dictionaries, thesauruses, sharp pencils, the smell of book ink and the delicious art of carving out sentences on clean white paper I love to slip into another person s skin and feel what it s like to live another life I love whe

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  • Hardcover
  • 248 pages
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts
  • Gennifer Choldenko
  • 24 September 2018
  • 9781405822794

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...

  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 that the sister, Natalie, can attend a prestigious and expensive school for children with mental issues Natalie has what would today be called autism.Moose Flanagan s view of life perfectly depicts the struggle between loving someone and half wanting them to go away He loves his sister, but she complicates his life in ways that most twelve year old boys don t have to deal with Also, he illustrates the loneliness of the okay sibling All of the family s resources and time seem to be poured into Na...

  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 Moose is in charge of head strong, not to be sidetracked Natalie How many ways can you spell trouble I identified in ways most readers wouldn t with this story because I am the mother of a disabled young adult I never went through what Natalie s mother went through, looking for a cure, but I think I know that a disability effects everyone in the family I spent weeks when Jami was little going to the doctor up to three times in a week There is no way ...

  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 even interesting when he begins corresponding with Al Capone, one of the most notorious gangsters ever imprisoned on Alcatraz This is perhaps one of the most unique stories I have ever read, and I think that the whole coming of age theme ties in nicely with Moose s struggles to accept Natalie s differences I am...

  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 wrenching the 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 funny After I read the book I just told Darik, Wow I love that children s literature...

  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 Moose s sister, Natalie, had aspergers and was not being accepted to a...

  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 me For one, with narrator Moose and actually with regard to many if not even most of the Alcatraz children presented except for Natalie of course, but she is a special case , while I have most definitely enjoyed being taken into their world, their ways of expressing themselves and even many of their behaviour patterns often really do tend to feel rather anachronistic as though instead of 1935, when Al Capone Does My Shirts is set, the novel reads like it takes place much later, in say the 1950s or 60s And yes indeed, even after now having finished Al Capone Does My Shirts, I keep having to check the Goodreads book description for the precise time period, as I still when I think of Al Capone Does My Shirts keep imagining and considering a...

  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 Capone story line was weak in aligning with the characters This is where I wish I was articulate because I want to spell out how the ch...

  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 with her sister.Al Capone is imprisoned on Alcatraz at the time the 1930 s and amazingly enough there were actually 50 or 60 families th...

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