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    The Face on the Milk Carton

    by Caroline B. Cooney

    Janie sees the photo of a "missing girl";and begins to suspect that she was kidnapped as a child. "Strong characterizations and suspenseful;impeccably paced action."—Publishers Weekly. Mature content

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    The Face on the Milk Carton

    by Caroline B. Cooney

    No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar-a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey-she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl-it was she. How could it possibly be true?

    Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really her parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

    Contributors:Caroline B. Cooney is the bestselling author of more than thirty young adult books, including the million-copy plus bestseller, The Face on the Milk Carton.

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The Face on the Milk Carton

Author: Caroline B. Cooney

Series: Face on the Milk Carton

Interest Level:
6-8

Lexile Framework:
660L

Grade Level Equivalent:
6.2

Guided Reading Level:
Y

Age:
11-13

Genre:
Mystery and Suspense, Series

Subject:
Family Life, Understanding Self and Others

About This Book

The face on the milk carton looks like an ordinary little girl: hair in tight pigtails, a dress with a narrow white collar, a three-year-old who was kidnapped more than twelve years ago from a shopping mall in New Jersey.

As fifteen-year-old Janie Johnson stares at the milk carton, she feels overcome with shock. She knows that little girl is she. But how could it be true?

Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, until she begins to piece together clues that don't make sense. Why are there no pictures of Janie before she was four? Her parents have always said they didn't have a camera. Now that explanation sounds feeble. Something is terribly wrong, and Janie is afraid to find out what happened more than twelve years ago.

In this gripping page-turner, the reader will unravel — as Janie does — the twisted events that changed the lives of two families forever.


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