Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko audiobook

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

By Gennifer Choldenko
Read by Kirby Heyborne

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The Tales from Alcatraz Series: Book 4

6.08 Hours Unabridged
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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. Don't miss the rest of the Tales from Alcatraz series! Al Capone Does My Shirts Al Capone Shines My Shoes Al Capone Does My Homework

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Summary

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A Newbery Honor book

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.

Don't miss the rest of the Tales from Alcatraz series!
Al Capone Does My Shirts
Al Capone Shines My Shoes
Al Capone Does My Homework

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Heart-stopping . . . heartrending . . . heartwarming. San Francisco Chronicle
Funny situations and plot twists abound! People
Rich characterization, tender drama, and sleuthworthy clues, this poignant mystery makes for a thoroughly satisfying conclusion to the landmark historical trilogy. Booklist, Starred review
Choldenko continues to infuse the Alcatraz community with warmth and originality. Publishers Weekly, Starred review
Choldenko's storytelling is compelling, portraying human decency as a force more powerful than heroism. Newsday
Choldenko hits a grand slam. Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
A Newbery Honor Book
This worthy 'second ending' finishes on a hopeful note that series fans will embrace. Booklist, Starred review
It's earnest Moose, always striving to do the right thing, who elevates this tale, like a hard-hit baseball, into the stratosphere. Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
A powerful story of love and family that will please fans and newcomers. School Library Journal
Choldenko continues to effectively develop the vivid historical setting (explained in greater depth in the back matter) as well as the tightly woven community. The Horn Book Magazine
“Narrator Kirby Heyborne’s intuitive vocal choices channel an unforgettable summer in 1936. He exposes the story’s layers of conflict using changes in cadence and tone that reflect the historical details and events. Moose cares for his sister, and the responsibility of her care weighs heavily. Heyborne gives their relationship verve and treats it with reverence. When Natalie gets lost in the cell house, Moose’s mission to save her will have listeners glued to their headphones.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Gennifer Choldenko

Author Bio: Gennifer Choldenko

Gennifer Choldenko is an author and illustrator. She is the author of several children’s books, including Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Al Capone Throws Me a Curve, named a Newbery Honor book. She received a BA degree from Brandeis University, graduating cum laude with honors, and a BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was the youngest in a family of four kids, and her quirky sense of humor made its debut at the dinner table when she was very young.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English