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May 12, 2021jbeers_0 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
My teenage son has had a hard time finding books he is interested in- this series has been a fun win for him.
Mar 18, 2021dwlueth rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I read the story because of a general interest in Alcatraz. The story was also profound in many ways beyond the setting. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. Make sure you read the interviews at the end of the…
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Apr 30, 2020Edwamau rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a historic fiction geared to ages 10 and above. The story is set in 1935 on Alcatraz where the families of the guards and warden reside on the island right next to the prison. The children who live there must commute to school by…
Jul 10, 2018laurenf05 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Funny and mysterious at the same time. Wonderful book about how life on Alcatraz could've been like. Two thumbs up!!
May 13, 2017msemos rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
a fun book with facts about the 30's and autism mixed in. recommende
Feb 06, 2017PinesandPrejudice rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a surprising read. It was not what I had imagined from the title but I ended up liking it. It's an interesting looks into an untold piece of history. It also has a great representation of children with developmental issues or…
Aug 25, 2016Jamaka_88 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A look at the children on Alcatraz-a place you only think criminals lived but it is not the case. A very good look at a boy trying to learn to be a son and brother and yet be independent. A good look at a sister who has learning…
Aug 04, 2016gritslover rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Great historical fiction based on the employee families living on Alcatraz Island in the 30's. Pictures of actual ones in hard copy of book. Excellent young adult fiction! Have read all 3 in the series
Jul 21, 2016
im not sure how i got this book but when i read it i read all of them
Aug 20, 2014
Al Capone is really a person that was in the Eastern State Penitentiary which opened in oct 25, 1829 and closed in 1971 at 2027 Fairmount Avenue philadelphia ,PA 19130 US went for summer
Apr 26, 2013
Our nine year old read this book in school. She is now on book two and we just put book three on order. She loved them, I may just have to read them myself!
Apr 15, 2013mikeysister rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
My 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter read this book for book projects in school, so I read it with them. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were totally believable and the setting of Alcatraz in the 1930’s was very…
Jun 09, 2012OLIVER DUNN rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I liked this book. It was a quick, easy read, but very entertaining.
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Feb 20, 2012
The year is 1935. The place is Alcatraz Island--an island that just happens to be a prison housing some of the country’s worst criminals. So what’s twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan doing there? Moose’s father has just started a new job at…
Oct 03, 2011nkontrol rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Written in diary form, this book is a treat to read. You will laugh, cheer and root for Moose as he navigates life though the island of Alcatraz, where his father works as a electrican/guard. I am thirty-one years old, yet I can totally…
Apr 09, 2011joycie97 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
a great read. It makes you laugh out loud, breaks your heart, and manages to make you sit on the edge of your chair in suspense all at the same time. :)
Jul 16, 2008bibliouncommon rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is a fabulous story set mostly on the fascinating island of Alcatraz. at a time when the guards lived on the island along with their families. Although they were in close proximity to some of the most dangerous criminals in the…