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3.00011875779348 out of 53.00011875779348 out of 53.00011875779348 out of 53.00011875779348 out of 53.00011875779348 out of 5 3.00 (16,841 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gennifer Choldenko Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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1935
I want to be on Alcatraz like I want poison oak on my private parts. But apparently nobody cares, because now I’m Moose Flanagan, Alcatraz Island Boy–all so my sister can go to the Esther P. Marinoff School, where kids wear their clothes inside out and there isn’t a book in sight. Obedient Moose. I always do what I’m supposed to do.

When Moose’s family moves to Alcatraz Island so his father can work as a guard and his sister can attend a special school in San Francisco, he has to leave his friends behind. But it’s worth it, right? If his sister, Natalie, can get help, maybe his family will finally be normal.

But on Alcatraz his dad is so busy, he’s never around. His mom’s preoccupation with Natalie’s condition (today, it would be called autism) is even worse now that there’s no extended family to help. And of course, there’s never enough money.

When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the warden, he knows right off she’s trouble. But she’s also strangely irresistible. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents’ expectations and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristin Sprague | 2/18/2014

    " I truly enjoyed reading every bit of this book. I was sad when it was over because I was left wondering what happened next. I would use this is my classroom because even though it is set in a time in the past, it is full of dialogue and topics interesting to children of elementary age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth Smitheram | 2/14/2014

    " Great book that deals with exceptionalities and family struggles. However, it is historical and ties in a great story line to a historical place that children will love. I would definitely recommend this book for students at the high elementary level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Morgan York | 2/10/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. I can somewhat relate to Moose because I had to move far away, from the rest of my family, friends and sports teams, when I was little. I cannot relate to having a sibling with a disability but I would love to work with children like that and want my masters in disabilities. This book was somewhat sad to me. I hate to see Moose left out because of how his parents are so busy with work or his sisters needs. I think this book would be a great read for older students or maybe even students who deal with the same things at home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/6/2014

    " This month's book for book group. I liked it. It's interesting to see how families handled children with mental illnesses back in the 1930s. "

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