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

Author(s): Gennifer Choldenko

Children's Fiction

Moose's sister has got a place in the perfect school on the mainland, one that will help her deal with her autism. But there is one hitch. She got the place with the help of Al Capone and now it's payback time. Soon Moose is caught up in a terrible cycle of secrets and favours that threatens to destabilise his entire family in this nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat novel.


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Brilliant plotting, great characters and a fabulous literary voice This novel will be loved by readers both new to Gennifer and those already familiar with her novels Al Capone Does My Shirts, If a Tree Falls at Lunch Break and Notes from a Liar and Her Dog

'This sequel is ingenious ... The terrific storytelling, which adds suspense and dread to the humour and poignancy of the first book, is underpinned by the author's own memories of her autistic sister and her diligent research into the history of the inhabitants of Alcatraz' The Times 'Gripped me with suspense and excitement ... fabulous!' Communication - The National Autistic Society 'A witty and engaging sequel to Al Capone Does My Shirts, this story is a real treat' TBK Magazine

Gennifer Choldenko lives in the USA and writes touchingly and knowledgeably about issues surrounding autism. Her novels featuring the island of Alcatraz are brilliantly researched.

General Fields

  • : 9781408801550
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : November 2009
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gennifer Choldenko
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 813.6
  • : 288
  • : Fiction
  • : Illustrations