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The Face on the Milk Carton

Describe the main characters in "The Face on the Milk Carton."

Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton tells the story of Janie Johnson, a fifteen-year-old girl who discovers she was kidnapped upon finding her photo on the Missing Child section on a...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2018 9:24 pm UTC

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What is the conclusion of The Face on the Milk Carton?

At the end of the book, Janie is convinced that she was kidnapped, and fears that her adopted parents -- who she loves very much -- are actually the kidnappers. She tries, and fails, to get through...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2013 5:47 pm UTC

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What are some characteristics of Janie Johnson?

Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton tells the story of Janie Johnson, who discovers she is Jennie Spring, a teenager who was kidnapped at age three and raised by Mr. and Mrs. Johnson....

Latest answer posted April 25, 2018 11:11 am UTC

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What are three major conflicts in The Face on the Milk Carton?

Hmm. How about the conflict of Janie's adoptive parents. I'm sure their struggle of whether or not to let Janie go back to her birth parents is a super difficult decision.

Latest answer posted August 31, 2015 1:46 am UTC

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What is the setting (time, era, place)? What mood does the author creates through the setting?

The setting of The Face on the Milk Carton takes place in 1980s Connecticut in a middle class, suburban neighborhood. The book begins during the fall season, which also creates a sense of nostalgia...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019 3:14 pm UTC

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Can someone please write a summary about The Face on the Milk Carton?

After a series of child abductions in the Midwest in the 1980s, an Iowa dairy put pictures of missing children on milk cartons as a public service. It quickly became a national phenomenon for a...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2017 7:57 pm UTC

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What is the theme of the book? what is the author trying to tell the reader?

A young teenager named Janie glancing at a milk carton one day suddenly has the feeling that the face on the milk carton staring back at her is her own at three years old. From that moment she sets...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2015 8:27 pm UTC

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What is the climax and resolution of The Face on the Milk Carton?

The plot of any story (typically) begins with the exposition, where the characters and situation or problem are introduced to the readers. In the rising action, a series of events bring the main...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2018 6:37 pm UTC

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What is the climax of the Face on the Milk Carton?

I would argue that the climax of this book begins a chapter before the end, when Reeve's sister Lizzie explains everything to Mr and Mrs Johnson—that their daughter Hannah had in fact kidnapped...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2018 8:39 pm UTC

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What are three major conflicts Janie faces in The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney?

The first major conflict in The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney is the one that occurs when Janie sees the picture on the milk carton and recognizes that the kidnapped girl in the...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2015 1:56 am UTC

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In The Face on the Milk Carton, I need help with three quotes that illustrate the setting . Please help! After my...

The book is set in an upper-middle class neighborhood in Connecticut. In Chapter 1, about five pages in, there is a passage that describes Janey's school and the attitude of her friends. The...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2010 5:40 am UTC

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What is the main character's conflict on "The Face on the Milk Carton"?   

The main character Janie from Caroline B. Cooney's story "The Face on the Milk Carton" must deal with secrets that surface from Janie's childhood. Janie was kidnapped as a child and then...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2008 1:10 pm UTC

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In chapter one of "The Face on the Milk Carton" Janie wants to  change her name to Jayne Johnstone. What does this...

The fact that Janie wishes to change her name suggests that she is a bit insecure about her identity. She is also self conscious, although this is expected of an adolescent girl her age as she is...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2015 8:30 am UTC

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Who are the characters in the book "The Face on the Milk Carton"? I need to know them in order of importance please...

Janie Johnson is the main character of this novel. She is the most important character because it is her own face that is on the milk carton, and she is the character to unravel the mystery of her...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2018 3:58 pm UTC

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In The Face On The Milk Carton what is the rising action?

The rising action is the series of events leading up to the climax of a story. It's when the excitement usually begins to build up. In The Face on the Milk Carton, the rising action begins when...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2018 11:57 am UTC

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In "Face on the Milk Carton", a new boy, Dave, seemed interested in Janie, but she was not flattered.  Why?

Jane meets Dave at the Honors Breakfast. He is friendly, Sarah-Charlotte thinks he is "adorable", and under normal circumstances, Jane probably would have been flattered by Dave's...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2008 5:55 am UTC

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What did Janie like about her life in The Face on the Milk Carton?

There is a lot that fifteen-year-old Janie in The Face on the Milk Carton likes about herself and her life. After a lot of experimentation with the spelling of her name, she likes the variation she...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 6:04 pm UTC

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Can anyone give me three quotes that demonstrate the writer's tone in The Face on the Milk Carton?

The author's intent is to create a suspenseful, foreboding tone in The Face on the Milk Carton. On the last three or so pages of Chapter 1, when Janie first recognizes her image on...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2010 5:51 am UTC

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What type of literary devices does the author use?

The literary device of the flashback is the most used in The Face on the Milk Carton. These flashbacks show the reader what happened in her past. It is a sort of look into her memory. The incident...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2009 3:10 pm UTC

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Why is the setting in The Face on the Milk Carton important to the story?

The setting in The Face on the Milk Carton is important because it is so very normal. Janie lives in a suburban neighborhood in a nice, split-level, single-family home. Her house has all the...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2010 3:18 am UTC

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What is the falling action in the book The Face on the Milk Carton? Please help

The falling action in the book occurs after Lizzie has explained Janie's kidnapping to the Johnsons. As Janie's parents process the information, we watch them experience intense, conflicting...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2010 1:12 pm UTC

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How did Janie change from the beginning to the end of the story The Face on the Milk Carton?

In The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, the protagonist Janie Johnson undergoes many changes from the beginning to the end of the story, both in terms character development and the...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2020 12:42 pm UTC

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How did Janie change throughout the story?

In The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, the protagonist Janie Johnson changes throughout the story, becoming more adult, more analytical in her thinking, and taking her carefree...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2020 1:17 pm UTC

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What did Janie learn about the past from Mrs. Shields?

Janie Johnson is the protagonist in Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton. Mrs. Shields is her next-door neighbor and the mother of Janie's boyfriend, Reeve. In chapter three, after...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2018 5:59 pm UTC

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What did Janie find unusual about the desk in The Face on the Milk Carton?

The desk in her mother's study has two deep file drawers. The upper one is "crammed with volunteer-related materials" from her mother's many pet causes. The lower one, however, is locked. Janie...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2010 2:16 am UTC

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What happens at the leaf pile? 

After the birth certificate incident with her mother and yet another daymare, Janie was upset and took off to Reeve’s house. She found him in the yard raking leaves and she joined in. However,...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2015 8:58 am UTC

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What is the author's primary motivation in The Face on the Milk Carton?

I think that one of the primary motivations that Cooney brings out in the novel is that adolescence is a time period to realize that what might be on the surface might not represent the total...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2012 1:48 am UTC

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What symbols could be used to symbolize the main characters in The Face On The Milk Carton series?

There are many choices of symbols that can be used to illustrate the main characters in The Face on the Milk Carton. The main character, Janie Johnson, could be symbolized by a campfire. This...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2015 1:37 am UTC

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What are some observations and conclusions about The Face on the Milk Carton?

This story is about a girl named Janie Johnson who one day discovers her picture on a milk carton as a missing person. One observation is that the concept of putting the pictures of missing persons...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 3:32 pm UTC

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How did the Johnsons feel when they heard the story?

At the end of Chapter 16, Reeve insists that Janie tell her parents about her kidnapping. If she doesn't, he tells her, he won't see her again. It is Reeve's sister Lizzie who finally explains the...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2010 12:51 pm UTC

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What life questions does the book "The Face on the Milk Carton" deal with? (love-hate, peace-war), etc.

The most serious question that this book addressees is the concept of self identity. This concept, knowing who you are is central to building healthy relationships and living a successful and...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2008 12:57 pm UTC

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Can you get a summary for The Face on the Milk Carton? Please survey your audience for a summary for The Face on the...

If you're looking for a summary of the entire book, we have an answer to your question already published at this post:...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2012 9:53 pm UTC

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For The Face On A Milk Carton. When Janie Sees Mrs. Shields Wearing The Apron What Vision Comes To Mind?

Mrs. Shields is Reeve's mother and she and her family are neighbors as well as long time friends of Janie’s family. On this particular occasion, Janie is overwhelmed by her discoveries and the...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2015 9:19 am UTC

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What did Janie like about her life?

Fifteen-year-old Janie Johnson is the protagonist of Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton. She lives in a quiet town in Connecticut. There are many things that Janie likes about her...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019 6:40 pm UTC

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What are some quotes in The Face on the Milk Carton that show things are changing for the better?

In Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton, sixteen-year-old Janie Johnson sees a photo of three-year-old Jennie Spring on a milk carton and immediately notices a similarity between the...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2019 12:46 pm UTC

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Where did Janie hide the milk carton in The Face on the Milk Carton?

Janie knows she has to keep the milk carton with her face on the back of it, but also understands that her parents cannot find it. So, Janie hides the milk carton under her mattress to give her...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2015 1:46 am UTC

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What are the differences in tone between the book and the movie?

The Face on the Milk Carton tells the story of Janie Johnson, a teenager who discovers, through a missing child photo on a milk carton, that she was kidnapped when she was small. The parents who...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019 1:20 pm UTC

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What happened in Chapter 2?

Chapter 2 is when Jamie sees the milk carton at school and realizes that it is her face she is seeing. She finds out that she was once "missing" and begins to understand that she was...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2007 1:18 am UTC

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Describe Janie in detail

Initially, Janie is a happy, carefree young lady. She leads a good home life, with loving parents there to guide and protect her. In common with many people of her age, Janie has a very vivid...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 11:01 am UTC

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What are some inferences someone can make from the first chapter?

In The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, some inferences that one can make from the first chapter is that Janie Johnson has had a happy and normal childhood and that she is a...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2020 11:35 am UTC

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What person takes Janie to various arts and crafts lessons in Face on the Milk Carton?

The woman whom Janie has always known as her mother, Mrs. Johnson, is the person who has been in the habit of taking her to various arts and crafts lessons. Mrs. Johnson has decided that "she and...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2009 2:02 pm UTC

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Do we find out if Janie was really kidnapped in the end?

The author needed to resolve this lingering question in order to bring closure to the story. Although the kidnapping is central to the conflict, it isn't central to the theme, which is about...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2007 4:02 pm UTC

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How did Janie feel about her appearance when she compared herself to her girlfriends in The Face on the Milk Carton?

Janie is not happy about her looks; when she compares herself to her girlfriends, she feels inferior. Actually, Janie has "fabulous hair: a wild, chaotic mane of red curls glinting gold." Most of...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2010 2:03 pm UTC

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What's the setting of the story, "The Face on the Milk Carton"?

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Latest answer posted April 14, 2008 9:57 am UTC

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Why is Janie so afraid to tell the Johnsons her suspicions in The Face on the Milk Carton?

Janie does not tell the Johnsons the truth about thinking she is kidnapped because they seem like a normal family, not a couple of kidnappers. She thinks they will think that she is crazy if she...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2012 11:51 pm UTC

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Describe the main characters.

The Face on the Milk Carton is a 1990 novel by Caroline B. Cooney. The titular "face on the milk carton" refers to the protagonist, Janie Johnson (or Jennie Spring), a fifteen-year-old girl who is,...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2019 4:23 am UTC

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Did any of the characters change during your book?

Janie can't help but change as a result of her experience. She begins as a trusting and loving teenager and daughter. Her experience leads her to doubt the people who have always cared for her,...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2007 9:50 am UTC

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What is the topic in The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney?

Cooney's work centers on the idea of adolescent identity. In this particular case, the protagonist, Janie Johnson/ Jennie Spring, recognizes that her parents are not really her parents and the...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2011 7:14 pm UTC

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What is the historical context of the book The Face on the Milk Carton?

I would not say the historical context is anything significant in The Face on the Milk Carton. The book was published in 1990 and the time frame for the setting is simply supposed to be modern...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2010 11:26 pm UTC

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What are the events and conflict of this story?

The conflict in "The Face on the Milk Carton" goes to the heart of the parent and child relationship.  Is it one based on a lifetime of love and honesty or a pack of lies? ...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2007 5:31 am UTC

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