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The Unofficial Alcatraz Handbook

The Unofficial Alcatraz Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Most Often Asked Questions about "The Rock"

Get to know the history and mysteries of Alcatraz Island, home to one of the world's most famous prisons. This landmark off the coast of San Francisco was once home to many well-known criminals, including Al Capone.

Former Alcatraz Island volunteer and seasoned author Kristen Tracy takes young readers on an adventure through the historic prison's grounds in this dynamically illustrated book packed with interesting facts and important stories. From individual cells in the Main Cellhouse to the ruins of the Warden's House, readers will get an in-depth tour of the island and its buildings. Tracy also shares important stories about how Alcatraz got its name, famous escape attempts, the gardens and the birds of the island, as well as the Native American groups who once occupied "The Rock."

Award-winning illustrator Anika Orrock highlights the island's beautiful (and also grim) history with stunning artwork that brings to life this mysterious island. Author Kristen Tracy brings her personality-filled writing to a classic topic sure to be a hit with young readers. Written with a sharp eye for detail and an occasionally comedic voice, this book provides curious kids with a compact yet thorough history of America's most notorious prison island.

The Unofficial Alcatraz Handbook will be released in hardcover on September 24th, 2024.

ISBN-10: 0593661036

ISBN-13: 978-0593661031

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

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