Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Reading Age: 10-12

Moose Flanagan lives with his family on Alcatraz Island, home to a high security prison and the famous gangster, Al Capone.  But living next door to Al Capone is the least of Moose's problems.

He has left all his friends behind at his old house, he has a new school to get used to, new friends to make and his mother is so busy looking after his sister that she has no time to listen to his concerns.

When Moose and his new friends come up with some pretty clever plans to make money out of having convict neighbours, things start to look up. Until, that is, his sister Natalie seems to pose an even bigger problem to him than she usually does. 

This novel is a wonderful, funny and very rich story about family life and friendship.