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Al Capone Does My Shirts

Choldenko, Gennifer (Audiobook CD - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Al Capone Does My Shirts
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A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Authors: Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-
Title: Al Capone does my shirts
[sound recording]
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2004
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (5 hr., 45 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: by Gennifer Choldenko
Notes: Compact discs
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
"Unabridged Fiction"--Container
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In container (17 cm.)
Summary: A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Additional Contributors: Heller, Johnny Narrator
ISBN: 141931789X
Branch Call Number: CD Children CHOLDENKO
Performers: Narrated by Johnny Heller.
Subject Headings: Alcatraz Island (Calif.) History Juvenile fiction Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction Dysfunctional families Juvenile fiction Autism Juvenile fiction United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Children's audiobooks
Topical Term: Brothers and sisters
Dysfunctional families
Autism
Publisher No: C3042 Recorded Books
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Moose moves to Alcatraz Island with his family when the tax-evading Al Capone was in residence. It turns out that Scarface may be able to do Moose a favor. Also available to download.

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.


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Jan 13, 2011
  • GailRoger rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This wasn't always easy for me to listen to, because my young daughter is on the spectrum, and I certainly recognised the challenges faced by the family and their various ways of coping and reacting. Ouch. At first, I was a little annoyed that Natalie is yet another autistic savant character, seemingly in the mould of Rain Man, but the Afterword informs me that Natalie is based on a member of the author's family, so I won't argue. Choldenko has evidently been there.

I found this intriguing and enjoyable enough that, after hearing part of it while away in Victoria, I sought it out in Ottawa to hear the rest.

Aug 10, 2010
  • samdog123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Moose Flanagan moves to Alcatraz island with his family when his Dad gets a job as a prision guard. Moose's sister, Natalie, is autistic and his Mother is trying to get her admitted into a school that she thinks will help. There's a good mix of the serious with the funny as Moose struggles to fit in with other kids and lots of detail about the life on the island and the convicts who lived there back in 1935.

Dec 21, 2009
  • bigcajunman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A poignant story about the life of a 12 year old with an older Autistic sister. Very interesting story and plot-line, but surprisingly enthralling story

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