An ALA Top Ten Best Graphic Novel for Children
The second book in this graphic nonfiction series about real FBI cases is a gripping account of an escape from Alcatraz, the infamous island prison.
CASE NO. 002: THE ROCK
June 12, 1962
SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CALIFORNIA
A corrections officer at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary tries to awaken inmate AZ-1441, Frank Morris. But when he shakes the unresponsive man, his head rolls off the pillow and crashes to the floor! Soon the guards realize that Morris and two other inmates, brothers John and Clarence Anglin, had done the seemingly impossible: escaped from the notorious island prison.
This is the incredible true story of the daring and inventive escape and a decades-long manhunt in a case that remains unsolved to this day.
Comics panels, reproductions of documents from real FBI files, and photos from the investigation combine for a thrilling read for sleuths of all ages.
This entry in the Unsolved Case Files series is just as compelling as the first book, Unsolved Case Files: Escape at 10,000 Feet, which Kirkus praised as "compulsively readable."
Author: Tom Sullivan
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.40h x 6.20w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 7.8
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 514635 / Jailbreak at Alcatraz: Frank Morris & the Anglin Brothers' Great Escape
About the Author
Sullivan, Tom: -
Tom Sullivan is the author and illustrator of Out There, I Used to Be a Fish, and Blue vs. Yellow. Growing up he loved to read comic books and watch true crime TV shows, and now he feels lucky to be able to combine those interests in Unsolved Case Files. Tom resides with his family in Boston, MA. You can visit him online at www.thomasgsullivan.com.