July 21, 2013

Al Capone Does My Homework

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Gennifer Choldenko

This final book in the Alcatraz trilogy finds Moose Flanagan, age 13, with a mystery to solve. His father has been promoted to associate warden of Alcatraz and his sister is blamed when a fire destroys their apartment. Moose rallies his friends (Piper, Annie, Jimmy, and Theresa) to investigate the cause of the fire. Choldenko weaves history, intrigue and humor in her strong narrative. The heroes and villains are portrayed as real people, believable and flawed. A satisfying and entertaining finale to the award-winning series: Al Capone Does My Shirts (2004), Al Capone Shines My Shoes (2009) Ages 9-11