Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780142417188

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Brief Description:
Originally published: New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009.


Brief Description:
Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.


Biographical Note:
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.


Marc Notes:
Sequel to: Al Capone does my shirts.;Another tale from Alcatraz--Cover.;Originally published: New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009.;Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-272).;Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.


Review Quotes:
"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


Publisher Marketing:
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 youÑand then asks you for a favor in returnÑsuddenly it's a whole different ball game. Picking up where the NewberyÐHonor 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.


Review Citations:
  • Kirkus Review - Children 08/01/2009 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Publishers Weekly 08/17/2009 pg. 63 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover)
  • Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2009 pg. 555 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 09/01/2009 pg. 152 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2009 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 09/01/2009 pg. 88 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2009 pg. 312 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780803734609, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 01/01/2010 pg. 56 (EAN 9780739380062, Compact Disc) - *Starred Review