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Al Capone Does My Shirts

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.

ISBN: 9780756970208

ISBN-10: 9780756970208

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Publication Date: 04/20/2006 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/20/2006 - 12:00am

Pages: 228

Language: English

Categories

Social Themes - General (see also headings under Family)

Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes)

Historical - General