Janie decided to open up to her parents about the milk carton. The face the milk carton timeline created by samuelstvn. In the face on the milk carton, to whom did reeve tell janies story without her permission. The face on the milk carton is sure to be selected one of the best books for young adults for 1990. Did you know the face on the milk carton is one of the most challenged books. This article is within the scope of wikiproject novels, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories on wikipedia. After jane johnson sees what seems to be her own face as a threeyearold displayed on a school lunch carton, she is plunged into a series of flashbacks. If it is not, then the committee should take a second look. Novel by caroline cooney about a girl named janie who one day while going about her everyday life sees an ad on the back of the milk carton at school that seems to be describing her almost exactly. The face on the milk carton has been extremely popular ever since it was first released. The sequence of events in the story start off with jannie in school eating lunch with her friends when she takes her friends milk and drinks then she turns the carton over and sees a girl with pigtails and a polka dot dress janie immediately recognizes the dress but she couldnt. The face on the milk carton by caroline b cooney alibris. In the face on the milk carton, where did janie go to read about her kidnapping when she was three. The face on the milk carton character descriptions for.
The face on the milk carton is definetly a 5 star book. I have a book talk on the book and i have to explain the plot of the book and describe the characters. A vocabulary list featuring the face on the milk carton. The face on the milk carton looks like an ordinary little girl. In the vein of psychological thrillers like we were liars, girl on the train, and beware that girl, bestselling author caroline cooneys janie series delivers on every level. Richard peck describes this as an onion mystery with satisfying layers to peel. This book is listed at number 80 on the most frequently challenged books for 19901999 and at number 29 on the same list for 2000. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. This roller coaster of suspense leaves readers eager for its sequel. Sex and violence is very mild in the book, but your child will eventually come to see it on tv or read it in books or talk about it in school, so why not let them read the book. She wishes she had a better name like her friends sarahcharlotte sherwood and adair o dell.
Cooney welcome to the all new banned library podcast where, like the people that try to ban books, we look at the reasons why books are banned, glance at an internet summary, and then just make some shit up. Janie tries to put it out of her mind, but she begins having flashbacks of. Janie at first looked like a normal girl her age but after she found her picture on the milk carton her life completely changed. If you would like to participate, you can edit one of the articles mentioned below, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and contribute to the general project discussion to talk over new ideas and. There are no special flashbacks in the book as the main character janie does not remember what happened to her in the past.
Janie is a 15 year old girl who has recently discovered she was kidnapped when she was little. In a novel that never quite lives up to its gripping premise, a highschool student discovers that her muchloved parents may in fact be her kidnappers. Many of her books were challenged for different reasons but her book the face on the milk carton was challenged for sexual content and challenge of authority. Janie believes the carton must be some type of joke because her parents, mr.
She thinks maybe she could start spelling her name with a y, like jayne. The public library to read the new york times on microfilm. Janie is mostly the main character and reeve is another character. Book report the face on the milk carton, by caroline b. Buy the face on the milk carton by caroline b cooney online at alibris. When fifteenyearold janie johnson sees her own picture on a carton of milk, she wonders whether her loving parents are actually kidnappers. Her life as she once knew it has changed and she is. Johnson reeve is seventeen years old and janies neighbor. No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on. Once i got so into the book, i read pages in two hours, and im eleven. The face the milk carton timeline timetoast timelines. Shes very emotional and has a lot of trouble to deal with the unsure fact of being kidnapped. The book is about a 15yearold girl named janie johnson, who starts to suspect that her parents may have kidnapped her and that her biological parents are.
The sentences are pretty short ant not very complicated. In the book janie johnson, recognizing her own three year old, two inch face on her milk carton, starts an emotional trip that takes her from her high school lunch room to the truth about her identity. 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 collara threeyearold who had been kidnapped. Recorded books is proud to offer an unabridged recording of this riveting story that takes on new drama and urgency through alyssa bresnahans stirring.
She is an award winning american author of suspense, romance, horror, and mystery books for young adults. The face on the milk carton, whatever happened to janie, the voice on the radio, what janie found and janie face to face caroline b. The first in the fivepart janie johnson series, it was later adapted into a film for television. The face on the milk carton legend characters context close friendboyfriend parents friends biological family biological mother reeve shields mrs.
The face on the milk carton homework help questions. A milk carton portrait causes a 15yearold girl to question her true identity. And maybe her last name could be something cooler, like. The face on the milk carton by anastasia messina on prezi. No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. Chapter 3 janie realizes that there is also evidence that she might be kidnapped. Mystery and suspense blend seamlessly with issues of family, friendship and. Cooney published her first book safe as the grave in 1979. The face on the milk carton book 1 in the janie series no one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. Janie is a 15yearold girl with long, curly, red hair. Janie believes the carton must be some type of joke because her parents are very loving parents. The face on the milk carton is a young adult novel written by author caroline b. Timeline for janie johnson of the face on the milk carton. This book has 184 pages is a really good book to read, is exciting, and mysterious i really recommend this book.
This is a book trailer not a movie trailer, though there is a movie version of this book for caroline b. The face on the milk carton has two main characters. Exposition blog this book was publish in 1990 by caroline b. The milk carton says that jennie spring was kidnapped when she was three years old. Janie started her sophmore year of high school i had to guess on the year, and this is the year that the book was published, so i am going with 1990. This book is about a girl who saw her face on a milk carton under the missing ad and realizes the parents she knows and loves must not be her parents. Janie thought it made cinces but why was she in a milk carton if her mom lefter here. Cooney this set of lesson plans consists of approximately 115 pages of tests, essay. As fifteenyearold janie johnson stares at the milk carton, she feels overcome with shock. If you love to read, youll agree with me, as i love to read. Books similar to the face on the milk carton janie. I could not put it downcooney does a beautiful job of writing and most readers will do as i did and read the book in one sitting.
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 collara threeyearold who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in new jerseyshe felt overcome with shock. Describe the main characters in the face on the milk carton. Sep 28, 2015 the ya book that introduced janie johnson to the world. Her perfect and lovable family seem a myth as he discovers the blue polka dot dress in the upstairs attic. Mystery and suspense blend seamlessly with issues of family, friendship and love to offer an emotionally evocative thrill ride of a read. It is a wild adventure that captures your attention from start to finish. The face on the milk carton character descriptions caroline b. Cooney is the author of many other books that include drivers ed and the sequel to face on the milk carton, whatever happened to janie. The face on the milk carton by marly bateau on prezi.
The face on the milk carton janie johnson book 1 kindle. In my opinion janie is really responsible and reasonable, a. The milk carton says that jennie spring was kidnapped from a new jersey mall when she was three years old. An irscbc childrens choice book, it also has been made into a frequentlyaired television special. Cooney this study guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the face on the milk carton. Chapter 2 janie was shocked because she found out she might be kidnapped. I read the book, the face on the milk carton by caroline b. The face on the milk carton this was the first slideshow moviemaker ive ever made i love it. It was published in 1990 by dell books for young readers.586 525 981 1380 1197 1561 44 137 656 1454 105 352 1504 588 1433 1066 1421 299 506 1098 369 1430 1043 899 66 1494 928 1491 565 241 134 841 743 224 1234 859 1060 1184