Al Capone and His Gang by Alan MacDonald


Al Capone and His Gang by Alan MacDonald

Everybody knows that Al Capone was handy with his machine gun and had a few nasty associates. But in this book readers will discover all the fascinating facts they didn't know, such as how he lived with his mum all his life and was a trend-setter in banana-coloured suits. Everything you ever wanted to know about the mean they called Scarface.

About the Author

Alan MacDonald

Alan was born in Watford and went to university in Bangor, North Wales, where he studied English and Drama. He started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country & writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked.

A keen football fan, Alan has supported Watford FC since childhood. Many of his stories have a football focus - which he rates as the next best thing to playing for England! He dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but when he won a pen in a writing competition, his fate was sealed.

Alan has written over eighty children's books, which have been translated into many languages and won several awards. In 2010, Dirty Bertie: Loo! was winner of the Leicestershire Children's Book Prize. Alan also writes for TV, including the hugely popular 'Horrid Henry' on CITV.

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192 pages


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Publication date

4th August 2011



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