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Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Authors: Choldenko, Gennifer
Genres: Series, Historical Fiction
Topics: Community, Family & Siblings
Lexile: 620,
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JUV039060, JUV016150, JUV039150
ISBN: 9781101155783, Related ISBNs: 0142417181, 0739380044, 0739380052, 0739380060, 0739380079
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Moose and the cons are about to get a lot closer in this much-anticipated sequel to NEWBERY HONOR Al Capone Does My Shirts

It's 1935. Moose Flanagan lives on Alcatraz with his family, the other families of the guards, and a few hundred no-name hit men, con men, mad dog murderers and a handful of bank robbers too. And one of those cons has just done him a big favor.

You see, Moose has never met Al Capone, but a few weeks ago Moose wrote a letter to him asking him to use his influence to get his sister, Natalie, into a school she desperately needs in San Francisco. After Natalie got accepted, a note appeared in Moose?s freshly laundered shirt that said: Done.

As this book begins, Moose discovers a new note. This one says: Your turn. Is it really from Capone? What does it mean? Moose can't risk anything that might get his dad fired. But how can he ignore Al Capone?

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