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Al Capone Shines My Shoes

By: Gennifer Choldenko   Grades: 4-6   Ages: 10+

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About Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

In this sequel to the Newbery Honor book "Al Capone Does My Shirts," Moose Flanagan, living on Alcatraz with his family, discovers a new note that says, Your turn. Is it from Al Capone himself? And if so, what does it mean?

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 you--and then asks you for a favor in return--suddenly it's a whole different ball game.

Picking up where the Newbery-Honor 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.


A Brief Biography of Gennifer Choldenko

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 DogIf a Tree Falls at Lunch PeriodNo Passengers Beyond this PointAl Capone Does My ShirtsAl 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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