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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard.
Moose Flanagan lives on a famous island in California: Alcatraz, home to some of the most dangerous prisoners in the United States in the 1930s. It's the summer before he starts high school, and Moose is going to play a lot of baseball and win a spot on the high school team. But he still needs to watch his special older sister, Natalie --- and then the warden asks Moose to look after his two-faced, danger-loving daughter, Piper. 
In the cell house there are rumors that the cons will a strike, and that Moose's father might step up to a new job. Moose is worried: What will this mean for their family, especially for Natalie, who's had some scary run-ins with prisoners? Then the unthinkable happens: Natalie winds up someplace she should never, ever go. And Moose has to rescue her.
Audiobook available, narrated by Gennifer Choldenko and Kirby Heyborne.

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve
(Tales from Alcatraz #4)
by Gennifer Choldenko

  • Publication Date: May 8, 2018
  • Genres: Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
  • ISBN-10: 1101938137
  • ISBN-13: 9781101938133