The Face on the Milk Carton Questions and Answers
by Caroline B. Cooney, Caroline Bruce

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

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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 Janie has begun to become suspicious about her parents possibly kidnapping her, she visits the Shields' home and finds Mrs. Shields watching Lassie . She asks what Mrs. Shields might remember about Janie's childhood and learns that they've known one another since Janie was five years old. Mrs. Shields describes Janie as a happy...

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