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 Janie's parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?
WINNER 1996 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
WINNER 1993 - Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award
WINNER 1994 - Tennessee Volunteer State Award
WINNER 1993 - Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
WINNER 1992 - Iowa Teen Book Award
NOMINEE 1994 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
NOMINEE 1993 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
WINNER 1993 - Iowa Children's Choice Award
Caroline B. Cooney is the author of Goddess of Yesterday (an ALA Notable Children’s Book); The Ransom of Mercy Carter; and The Face on the Milk Carton (an IRA–CBC Children’s Choice). She lives in Westbrook, CT.
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