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Tales from Alcatraz


Tales from Alcatraz

Tales from Alcatraz

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by Gennifer Choldenko - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction

When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she's trouble. But she's also strangely irresistible. All Moose wants to do is protect his sister Natalie, live up to his parent's expectations and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.

by Gennifer Choldenko - Youth Fiction

Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.

by Gennifer Choldenko - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction
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. He needs to watch his special older sister, Natalie --- and then the warden asks Moose to look after his 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.