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Where is Alcatraz?

Author: Nico Medina; David Groff
Publisher: New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
Series: Where is (Grosset & Dunlap)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Escape from the ordinary and break into Alcatraz, America's most famous prison! The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Electronic books
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Medina, Nico, 1982-
Where is Alcatraz?
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
(DLC) 2016009275
(OCoLC)919858447
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nico Medina; David Groff
ISBN: 9780451532763 0451532767
OCLC Number: 1019807047
Description: 1 online resource (108 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Where is Alcatraz? --
Island of the pelicans --
Gangland --
Welcome to the rock --
The daily grind --
Escape from Alcatraz --
This rock is ours --
Alcatraz now --
Timelines.
Series Title: Where is (Grosset & Dunlap)
Responsibility: by Nico Medina ; illustrated by David Groff.

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"Escape from the ordinary and break into Alcatraz, America's most famous prison! The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and 'Machine Gun' Kelly. Where Is Alcatraz? also chronicles some of the most exciting escape attempts--even one that involved chipping through stone with spoons and constructing rafts out of raincoats!"--

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