Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz, Book 1) by Gennifer Choldenko

By Gennifer Choldenko

This day I moved to a twelve-acre rock lined with cement, crowned with poultry turd and surrounded by means of water. I'm no longer the one child who lives the following. There's my sister, Natalie, other than she doesn't count number. And there are twenty-three different childrens who live to tell the tale the island simply because their dads paintings as guards or cook's or medical professionals or electricians for the legal, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit males, con males, stickup males, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and even perhaps an blameless guy or , even though I doubt it. The convicts now we have are the sort different prisons don't wish. I by no means knew prisons should be choosy, yet i assume they could. You get to Alcatraz through being the worst of the worst. except you're me. I got here the following simply because my mom acknowledged I needed to.

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Bean and Ivy didn’t answer. They were happy. Each of them had a little red bag of Belldeloon cheese hooked over her wrist. The bags bounced against their legs as they walked across the parking lot. It felt nice. ” he asked. “We like cheese,” said Bean. There was no reason to tell him about the wax. He wouldn’t understand. “Especially lowfat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size,” murmured Ivy, getting into the car. They sat quietly in the backseat as Bean’s dad drove them home.

60 + + + + + + “Okay. We did it. ” Bean said, coming into the kitchen with Ivy. ” Her dad looked up from his computer. ” Bean handed him a piece of paper. At the top, it said The Flipping Pancake in enormous pink letters. Below that were some other words. Bean’s dad read them out loud. “Everyone on Pancake Court will be happy to know that Ivy and Bean just got Lowfat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size. It costs five dollars a bag. But it’s worth it! ” He looked up at Bean.

Wow,” said Bean’s dad. He sat down at the table to watch. Bean swallowed. It took a long time. Finally, she said, “Dad. ” Bean sighed. “No, I don’t. Not for two more months. ” His eyes got narrow. He remembered. ” Bean didn’t want to talk about that. ” he said. “When I was a kid, I didn’t get extra money from my parents. If I wanted a comic book, I had to buy it myself. ” “But how did you make the money? ” “Sure. I had a bunch of jobs. I washed my father’s car, for instance. And mowed the lawn.

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