Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
“In her follow-up novel to the Newbery Honor-winner Al Capone Does My Shirts, Gennifer Choldenko presents readers with a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat adventure! Moose Flanagan and his family have finally adjusted to life on Alcatraz Island. But Moose's comfortable existence is about to be turned upside down -- again!”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
What do you do when your neighbors are a bunch of hit men, con men, and mad dog murderers? Well, if you're Moose Flanagan, you ask the most notorious convict of them all, Al Capone, for help. But when that convict comes through for you - and then asks you for a favor in return - suddenly it's a whole different ball game. Picking up where the Newbery Honor winning "Al Capone Does My Shirts" left off, this lively second romp featuring Moose, his friends, and some of Alcatraz's "finest" is just as satisfying as the first.