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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko. 225 p. Wendy Lamb Books/ Random House Children's Books, May 8, 2018. 9781101938133.
Publisher synopsis: Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard.
First Line: 1. Potty-Training a Snake
Tuesday, May 26, 1936
Even when you live on a prison island with crafty criminals plotting ways to knock you off, summer is the best time of year.
Page 56: 7. The Rule of Silence
Wednesday, May 27, 1936
I can smell the cake before I even open the door. Mom is in the living room, thumbing through the Sears catalog. When she looks up, she smiles at me. But then she sees Natalie. The catalog slips out of her hand and thuds to the rug. She gags.
"Bea gave her a different hairstyle and a new birthday dress. Nat's really excited about it." I'm talking twice as fast as normal. I can't look my mom in the eye.
I am so-o excited by this surprise new entry in the Tales of Alcatraz series!