Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Tales from Alcatraz Series #2)

Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Tales from Alcatraz Series #2)

by Gennifer Choldenko
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Overview

Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Tales from Alcatraz Series #2) by Gennifer Choldenko

Moose and the cons are about to get a lot closer in this much-anticipated sequel.

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101155783
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/08/2009
Series: Tales from Alcatraz Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 175,650
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

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.

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Al Capone Shines My Shoes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you thought Al Capone does my shirts was good then you then you will abosolutly love Al Capone shines my shoes. I am only in the first few chapters of the book but I can tell you that the author made me keep me turning the pages even if it is 10:30 at night. Please buy this amazingly fantastic book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you liked al capone does my shirts you will definetly like this.i am in 5th grade and i loved this book.It kept me turning the pages.Great book.
Noel Jimenez More than 1 year ago
One word...................................AWESOME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! Very exciting at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and so does my class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom introduced me to Al Capone does my shirts first and told me about this one. When i finished reading al capone does my shirts i immediately bought it. I just finished it last night and i wish there were more for me to read! ; )
Stephanie67 More than 1 year ago
My 12 year old daughter and I love this sequel to Al Capone Does My Shirts. It takes from history and adds the fictional element to make the story engaging. The children in this book are very funny and bright. Please make sure to read the authors notes at the end of the book where she explains the 'facts' vs. the 'fiction'. A great read that inspired us to learn more about Alcatraz.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to read two books for 6th grade and then do a book report on them. Al capone shines my shoes was a Really good choice.
Mother-Daughter-Book-Club More than 1 year ago
It's 1935 on Alcatraz Island. Al Capone is The Rock's most famous prisoner among a number of notorious criminals. He's also a constant fascination for the families of the guards, who live in houses on the island next door to the cellblock. Moose Flanagan is the son of one of those guards. He's adjusting to life without his autistic sister Natalie, who has just been accepted into the Esther P. Marinoff School, a place her parents believe will help her learn how to function better in society. Moose is sure Al Capone pulled strings to get Natalie in after Moose wrote a letter asking for his help. When Moose gets a note in his laundry, he knows Capone is asking for a favor back. But how can he fulfill the request without getting his dad fired and the whole family exiled off the island? Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko is a charming follow-up to her Newbery Honor winner, Al Capone Does My Shirts. You'll fall right back into Moose's story and life on Alcatraz, with its strict regulations for prisoners, guards and civilians alike. This time Moose is trying to navigate his conflicted feelings for Piper, the warden's daughter, and keep all his friends happy. He also has to determine where to draw the line with the cons who perform maintenance jobs in the homes: can he trust these men who for the most part seem like regular people, or should he keep their past crimes in mind when he interacts with them? I highly recommend this book for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 9 to 12.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it! Amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh can u people please write an actual review? Not something saying GREAT!!!!! Say how it was great. Come on. Dont be stupid. WRITE A REVIEW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweetness
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 10 year old loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well writen
kimberly schultea More than 1 year ago
I had to read Al Capone does my shirts for one of my Summer reading books and I fell in love with it. It was sooo good. So, when I returned back to school ( from the Summer) I turned in my report for Al Capone and my teacher announced, " Class, we might read Al Capone shines my shoes since ya'll enjoyed Al Capone does my shirts soooo much". I was sooo exited. Only like, two people didn't enjoy Al Capone but, maybe they just weren't into it, unlike me. I would reccomed this book to anyone of any age.
Zarahi Dairy More than 1 year ago
Moose and his friends will show you a window to what was like to live in Alcatraz displaying the love of baseball, the strength in the bonds of friendship and family, and the power of forgiveness. I would recommend this book to Middle Schoolers.
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I haven't read it yet but I read Al Capone does my shirt and I thought it was histairic!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah find a girl that likes you be nice and dont lisen to those comutials we fall in love with our hearts not our noses
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is this girl that i really like but she moved away. Any tips to finding a new girl?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear carley to get your boy one you should tell him about your feelings for him because he obviously likes you so tell me the results when you do so
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible book