Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.43
Publisher
Yearling Books
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781101938164

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About the Author

Gennifer Choldenko was the youngest in a family of four kids, where her nickname was "Snot-Nose." Her quirky sense of humor made its debut at the dinner table when Gennifer was a very little kid. She is the author of seven children's books, including Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period; and Al Capone Shines My Shoes.

Reviews

"This worthy 'second ending' finishes on a hopeful note that series fans will embrace."--Booklist, Starred review

"It's earnest Moose, always striving to do the right thing, who elevates this tale, like a hard-hit baseball, into the stratosphere."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

"A powerful story of love and family that will please fans and newcomers."--School Library Journal

"Choldenko continues to effectively develop the vivid historical setting (explained in greater depth in the back matter) as well as the tightly woven community."--The Horn Book Magazine

Praise for the previous three Al Capone books:

A Newbery Honor Book

"Choldenko hits a grand slam." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

"Funny situations and plot twists abound!" --People

"Heart-stopping . . . heartrending . . . heartwarming." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Rich characterization, tender drama, and sleuthworthy clues, this poignant mystery makes for a thoroughly satisfying conclusion to the landmark historical trilogy." --Booklist, Starred review

"Choldenko continues to infuse the Alcatraz community with warmth and originality." --Publishers Weekly, Starred review

"Choldenko's storytelling is compelling, portraying human decency as a force more powerful than heroism." --Newsday