Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz #4)

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz #4)

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 t Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the ...

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Title:Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz #4)
Author:Gennifer Choldenko
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1101938161
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz #4) Reviews

  • Shelley
    May 30, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

  • Susan
    May 07, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

  • Sarah
    May 25, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

  • Barbara
    May 29, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

  • Catherine
    Jun 16, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

  • Gillian Dawson
    Jun 15, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

    A worthy installment in this great middle grade series set on the Infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the Depression. ...

    3.5 ...

  • Ariel
    Jun 16, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

    A worthy installment in this great middle grade series set on the Infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the Depression. ...

  • Read  Ribbet
    May 22, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

  • Mary Louise Sanchez
    Apr 04, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

  • Ms. Yingling
    May 29, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

  • Gmr
    May 31, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

  • Brenda Kahn
    Feb 25, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

  • Robert Kent
    May 07, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

  • Theresa Milstein
    Jun 02, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

  • Sophia
    May 25, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

  • Tirzah
    May 25, 2015

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

  • Laura
    Jun 13, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

    A worthy installment in this great middle grade series set on the Infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the Depression. ...

    3.5 ...

    One of the best middle grade series out there. Highly recommend. ...

  • Paula
    Jun 16, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

  • V
    Jan 26, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

  • Brenda
    May 19, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

  • Tina
    Jun 04, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

  • Leonard Kim
    Jun 05, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

  • Michele
    May 21, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

    A worthy installment in this great middle grade series set on the Infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the Depression. ...

    3.5 ...

    One of the best middle grade series out there. Highly recommend. ...

    Tears. I'm in tears. How could you do this to me? No. NO That last sentence NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Just read it. The you can share my pain. ...

    I love Moose. His story and his choices just get better and better. ...

    It's a good finale for a wonderful series. ...

    ...

  • Mrs. Scott
    May 27, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

    A worthy installment in this great middle grade series set on the Infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the Depression. ...

    3.5 ...

    One of the best middle grade series out there. Highly recommend. ...

    Tears. I'm in tears. How could you do this to me? No. NO That last sentence NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Just read it. The you can share my pain. ...

    I love Moose. His story and his choices just get better and better. ...

  • Lesley
    Jun 09, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

  • Merrill
    Jun 03, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

    A worthy installment in this great middle grade series set on the Infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the Depression. ...

    3.5 ...

    One of the best middle grade series out there. Highly recommend. ...

    Tears. I'm in tears. How could you do this to me? No. NO That last sentence NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Just read it. The you can share my pain. ...

    I love Moose. His story and his choices just get better and better. ...

    It's a good finale for a wonderful series. ...

  • Seth
    Mar 26, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

  • Alyssa
    May 14, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

    A worthy installment in this great middle grade series set on the Infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the Depression. ...

    3.5 ...

    One of the best middle grade series out there. Highly recommend. ...

    Tears. I'm in tears. How could you do this to me? No. NO That last sentence NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Just read it. The you can share my pain. ...

  • Emma
    Apr 06, 2017

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...

    Review coming soon ...

    Oh my how I adored this book! Moose Flanagan has resided in my heart since book one and each book has gotten better. It is perfect. More later on the blog. ...

    This was my first exposure to Moose and all his friends, including those more infamous than others, and despite that fact, I rather enjoyed my stay on the island "no one escapes". Moose Flanagan...what is there to say about Moose Flanagan. He's not your typical hero, heck he's only ...

    This wonderful piece of historical fiction has all of the right elements--baseball, Alcatraz, brotherly and romantic love, and plenty of humor and life lessons. Just as she did in the previous three books n this series, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone...

    It was a nice surprise to see a new book in the series, which I thought was done after 3 books. My daughter is now too old to read them ... but I'm not! I enjoyed being back on the island. I thought it had a pretty satisfying ending, but the events that led to the climax seemed quite a...

    I have not read the other Al Capone novels?yet?so I don't know if one gains more from having read the others. It appeared to do an effective job of catching me up and I got to know the characters quickly. The plot was a little complicated but kept my interest, and I would recommend...

    Gennifer Choldenko is back with the fourth installment of the Al Capone series. This addition continues the stories of the families and their children who live on Alcatraz while they work at the prison which holds Al Capone. Moose Flannagan returns as he juggles his own desire to play ...

    I really enjoyed this series! I was a little lost at first, since it had been a few years when I read the first three books, but the characters and details quickly returned. I hope the authors continues this series, but this book does seem like a fitting end. The plot moved along at a ...

    The weakest of the four books. The adventures of the kids got more ridiculous this time but still fun to follow them. Sure wish the author would deal with those Trixles instead of leaving them as a loose end. ...

    Love this series and how it presents the main character's autistic sister in such a realistic way. This fourth book had higher stakes and more drama. And, no, I don't care if it is a kids' book. It's a great story! ...

    I think this was my favorite of the four. Though, (view spoiler)[the events surrounding the kids handling the gun really made me uncomfortable. (hide spoiler)] ...

    A worthy installment in this great middle grade series set on the Infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the Depression. ...

    3.5 ...

    One of the best middle grade series out there. Highly recommend. ...

    Tears. I'm in tears. How could you do this to me? No. NO That last sentence NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Just read it. The you can share my pain. ...

    I love Moose. His story and his choices just get better and better. ...

    It's a good finale for a wonderful series. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Melissapalmer404
    Apr 04, 2018

    What?! I thought the 3rd one was the last! It's exciting to be wrong sometimes...:) 5/17/2018: Once again we have another great story about Moose Flanagan and his life on Alcatraz. It has been some time since I read the last one, Al Capone Does My Homework, so some details were hazy...

    It was the title. I saw that title and just had to check this one out. The rest of the blurb had me even more eager to snatch up this middle grade historical fiction. A teen growing up in the mid-thirties... wait for it... on Alcatraz. Yeah, had to give this one a go. Al Capone Thro...

    Before beginning high school, Moose struggles to join the baseball team and care for a sister with autism, all while living on Alcatraz Island. Moose is the son of the assistant warden on Alcatraz. He encounters many obstacles in his quest join a baseball team during the summer befo...

    4.5. Moose is still on Alcatraz Island, finishing up 8th grade and getting ready for high school and their baseball team. But the convicts are striking, his dad is up for Warden, he's been tasked with taking care of both Piper and Natalie, and there is someone on the island who is will...

    This was by far the most tense and action packed book in the series. After reading, I feel doubtful that another book will come out, but with all my heart I hope for another one. This is a series that combines both funny and serious elements all in one to create a seemingly flawless mi...

    Public Library E Book There are a lot of things going on for Moose now that summer is approaching. He desperately wants to be on the high school baseball team, even though freshman rarely are. Also, Natalie has her 17th birthday, and her growing pains are evident. Her mother sti...

    I don?t know whether it is correct to compare this series to the Joey Pigza series. I?d never connected them before but it came strongly to mind as I read this one. I think the differing treatment of different characters? arcs across the books are comparable: some characters hard...

    I love good historical middle grade series and Choldenko's Al Capone series is excellent. This newest installment is no exception. It's interesting, it's entertaining, it's funny, and it's heartfelt. Moose is an understated but irresistible hero?it's impossible not to root for his su...

    When I saw the Advance Reader's Copy of the fourth book in the Al Capone series I immediately got in line for the give-away. I enjoyed all the books, but I think this one tugged at my heartstrings the most. Moose desperately wants to get on the high school baseball team as a freshm...

    First Paragraph(s): Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of the year. No tests. No homework. No getting up early to catch the ferry. No teachers who think you flunked a few grades because you happen to be...

    Book #24 Read in 2018 Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko I was excited when offered a review copy of this fourth book in a great middle grade series; I did not even realize a new one was coming out. The author said that this is the book she was meant to write for thi...