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What is the difference between internal and external conflict? What is an example of internal and external conflict...

The difference between internal and external conflict is that internal conflict is within the being of the character, whereas external conflict is environmental, meaning it takes place outside the...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016 8:16 pm UTC

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What is an example of a conflict in "Al Capone Does My Shirts," and is it internal or external? 

In the story, Moose is charged with taking Natalie with him wherever he goes. While he loves his sister, Moose privately resents this new state of affairs; faced with a responsibility beyond his...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2016 8:01 pm UTC

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What are 3 times Piper is being an emotional bully in Al Capone Does My Shirts?

Al Capone Does My Shirts, written by Gennifer Choldenko, is a great piece of children's literature. In this novel, a group of children living on the island of Alcatraz become determined to meet Al...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019 5:39 pm UTC

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What is the theme of Al Capone Does my Shirts? 

The theme of Al Capone Does My Shirts is that each of us is affected by everyone else and affects everyone else. The story is about a boy named Moose who lives on Alcatraz because his father works...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2013 6:49 pm UTC

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Moose moves to a new place. Describe at least two positive effects and two negative effects of this change on Moose.

In the novel Al Capone Does My Shirts, the protagonist, Moose, moves with his family to Alcatraz so his father can begin a job as a prison guard. Moose is in seventh grade and must start a new...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018 7:12 pm UTC

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What are some traits of Moose in Al Capone Does My Shirts?

The most prominent trait that Moose displays is his attitude of compassion and sympathy toward his sister, Natalie. Qualities such as protectiveness and caring are common for a brother to feel...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2019 7:26 pm UTC

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What makes Moose a good brother? Give examples.

Moose’s older sister, Natalie, is autistic, and this story takes place in the 1930s, a time when people who were not neurotypical weren’t understood very well. When Natalie is rejected from the...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019 12:22 am UTC

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Give three examples when Piper is an emotional bully 

In Gennifer Choldenko's book Al Capone Does My Shirts, Piper is the antagonist to the main character Moose Flanagan. Moose's family has just moved to Alcatraz Island, and Piper's father is the...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2017 2:15 am UTC

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In chapter 4, where do Moose and his family take Natalie? How does Moose feel about this?

Chapter 4 is entitled "American Laugh Nosed Beet." Natalie scrambles the name of an American leaf-nosed bat to create the title of this chapter. Natalie is Moose Flanagan's younger sister, and she...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2018 4:09 pm UTC

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What is the climax in Al Capone Does my Shirts?

The climax in this brilliant book is when Natalie meets 105 just before her appointment with Esther P. Marinoff. This is the decisive moment in the story after which the chain of events is set and...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2013 5:48 pm UTC

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After he learns of the laundry scheme, what does the warden tell the children will happen if they get into any more...

In the book, Piper (the warden's daughter) has hatched a money-making scheme using the prison's laundry service. Moose doesn't really want to get involved with the specifics of the scheme, but...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2016 6:40 pm UTC

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How would I describe Moose's first contact with Piper?

He is a mixture of emotions. He finds her very attractive, and she knows it. She makes him feel uncomfortable when she looks at him. But then she makes him angry because she make disparaging...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2011 1:38 pm UTC

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What is the tone in Al Capone Does My Shirts?

The tone of Al Capone Does My Shirts is complex, as it is satirical but also serious. At the beginning of the book, the satirical side of the narrator, Moose, comes out as he describes his new home...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2016 12:03 pm UTC

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Why is Moose both proud of his mother and angry at the way the meeting with Mr. Purdy turned out in Al Capone Does My...

Moose is proud of his mother's courage and persistence in standing up to Mr. Purdy. Although she accepts that Natalie will not be allowed to stay at the Esther P. Marinoff School at the present...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2010 6:20 am UTC

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Why is Moose angered at Piper at during their first meeting?

Although he's attracted to Piper during their first meeting, Moose also senses that she's trouble. For good measure, she also comes across as condescending and superior, all because her old man...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2019 6:33 am UTC

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What unusual ability did Natalie have?

Al Capone Does My Shirts was published in 2004 and written by Gennifer Choldenko. In the story, Moose Flanagan is not pleased with his family’s move to Alcatraz Island. Moose's sister, Natalie, who...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2019 10:30 pm UTC

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What was Piper doing with the Flannigan's laundry bag in Al Capone Does My Shirts?

When Moose goes outside his family's apartment on the morning of January 9, he finds Piper stuffing extra clothes in the Flanagans' laundry bags. It is the practice on Alcatraz for the residents to...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2010 6:48 am UTC

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In Al Capone Does My Shirts, why does Moose feel that he needs to accept his dad's long working hours even though he...

In Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, Moose Flanagan is the narrator of the story. He moves to Alcatraz Island with his family, which consists of his parents and sister. It becomes...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2019 12:32 pm UTC

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How much did Annie, Jimmy, and Piper each get from the laundering scheme in Al Capone Does My Shirts?

Annie and Jimmy each receive one dollar and six cents from the proceeds of Piper's shirt-laundering scheme. Piper herself takes one dollar and eight cents; after dividing the money three ways,...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2010 6:39 am UTC

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What is the significance of the number 105 to Natalie?  

The number 105 refers to a prisoner that Natalie likes in Al Capone Does My Shirts.

Latest answer posted May 20, 2013 1:11 am UTC

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What is the tone of the novel, Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko?

In Gennifer Choldenko's Al Capone Does My Shirts, Moose Flanagan moves with his family to Alcatraz Island where his father gets a job at the prison. Moose says: The convicts we have are the kind...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2011 2:16 pm UTC

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