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Caroline Cooney
Pamela Sissi Carroll
0810840685
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Cooney's large body of work for adolescents defies easy classification. The influences of her talents as an organist who played regularly for her church, the lessons she has learned from her children when they were teenagers, and life experiences that have led her to consider issues of race and gender, are examples of issues that are discussed. For children's and YA libraries and students of children's literature.

About the Author
Pamela S. Carroll is Associate Professor and Coordinator of English Education, at Florida State University.


Face on the Milk Carton
Caroline B. Cooney
0440220653
April 1991
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A milk carton portrait causes a 15-year-old girl to question her true identity; citing the novel's "strong characterizations and suspenseful, impeccably paced action," PW added, "The roller-coaster ride Jane experiences with her emotions is both absorbing and convincing." Ages 12-up. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-- The message on the milk carton reads, "Have you seen this child?" Three-year-old Jennie Spring was kidnapped 12 years earlier, but Janie Johnson, looking at the photo, suddenly knows that she is that child. Fragments of memory and evidence accumulate, and when she demands to know about her early childhood years, her parents confess...


What Janie Found
Caroline B. Cooney
0440227720
February 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The story began when teenage Janie Johnson recognized her younger self as The Face on the Milk Carton. It continued when she tried to fit in with her birth family, leaving her "real" parents grieving about Whatever Happened to Janie. The complicated saga took a vicious turn when Janie's boyfriend Reeve betrayed her, broadcasting her troubles as The Voice on the Radio. Finally, we are provided with a suspenseful, satisfying conclusion as Caroline B. Cooney reveals What Janie Found.

The discovery that her adoptive father has been secretly supporting Janie's kidnapper, Hannah, fills Janie with anger and loathing. True, Hannah is his daughter, but long ago she abandoned her parents for a cult, coming back only for a few hours to leave a 3-year-old child with them she claimed was their granddaughter. Janie grew up thinking...



Driver's Ed
Caroline B. Cooney
0440219817
Jan 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"With evocative, vigorous prose," Cooney writes of a night of thrill-seeking gone wrong when a young mother dies as a result of a prank by three teenagers. "As convincing as it is believable," praised PW in a starred review. Ages 12-up. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up-Disinterested driver's ed teacher Mr. Fielding views his class as indistinguishable brainless clones. In order to keep them straight, he distributes name tags, and then calls out three lucky participants each day to go out on the road. Of course, the students are way ahead of him, and just exchange name tags whenever anyone wants a chance behind the wheel. Remy loves to drive, and she constantly trades tags with other girls. One night, she and a...


Whatever Happened to Janie
Caroline B. Cooney
0440219248
September 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The sequel to The Face on the Milk Carton explores the trauma of a kidnapped adopted child returned to her birth parents. "The power and nature of love is wrenchingly illustrated," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)qCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-- Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton (Bantam, 1990) involved a 15-year-old girl who discovers she had been kidnapped when she was 3. Those left hanging by the ambiguous ending to that story will want to read this sequel in which Janie goes to live with her biological parents and four siblings. Although all of the family members are eager to include her, she's determined to remain emotionally aloof. Finally, Janie asserts her desire to return to her adopted...


Voice on the Radio
Caroline B. Cooney
0440219779
August 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Janie, the once-kidnapped heroine of The Face on the Milk Carton and Whatever Happened to Janie?, has her past revealed to the public when her boyfriend becomes a college DJ. "Cooney seems to have a special radar for adolescent longings and insecurities," said PW in a starred review. Ages 12-up. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 6-10?This companion to The Face on the Milk Carton (Bantam, 1990) and Whatever Happened to Janie (Delacorte, 1993) provides more intimate details about characters that readers have come to know and care about. Janie Johnson first saw her face on a milk carton one year ago. Reeve Shields, her boyfriend, is now a college freshman and dreams of being a talk-show DJ. As he stares at the microphone in the...


Both Sides Of Time
Caroline B. Cooney
0440219329
January 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Though narrated in the stylized, spine-tingling voice that has become a Cooney trademark, this tale of time travel and romance lacks the momentum of the author's best work (The Face on the Milk Carton; Driver's Ed). While her decidedly unromantic boyfriend tinkers with a car engine, Annie wanders through the soon-to-be-demolished Stratton mansion, longing for a more gracious way of life. Suddenly she "falls through" 100 years-landing in 1895 just in time to witness (albeit hazily) a murder. The first person Annie meets is Hiram "Strat" Stratton, slated to inherit both the mansion and the family fortune if he marries his plain but sweet and devoted cousin Harriett. Annie and Strat fall head over heels in love, thus reproducing in the 19th century a triangle loosely similar to the situation created by Annie's...


Flight #116 is Down!
Caroline B. Cooney
0590444794
Mar 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In PW 's words, "Using her trademark lightning pace, Cooney depicts the drama and human interest inherent in disaster. This story will keep even the least bookish readers glued to their seats." Ages 12-up. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-- Patrick, 17, finds it ironic that he needs to request hall passes to go to the library, while as an emergency medical technician he can deliver babies and save lives without such childish restrictions. Wealthy Heidi longs to feel competent at something and close to someone. Daniel, 15, must escort his younger brother to a wedding he desperately hopes won't take place. Spoiled Darienne can only focus on the small, insignificant negatives of life. All of these disparate personalities...


For All Time
Caroline B. Cooney
0440229316
July 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The romantic time-travel series by the popular Caroline Cooney (Both Sides of Time, Out of Time, Prisoner of Time) continues with this fourth volume, in which the lovers, Annie and Strat, are again out of sync through the centuries. From modern times Annie sets out to find Strat at the Egyptian pyramids in 1899, where she suspects he is working as a photographer for an archeological dig. But Time overshoots the mark, and she ends up in ancient Egypt, where she is walled into a tomb as an official sacrifice! Meanwhile, Strat has his own troubles when his evil father shows up and frames him for grave robbing. Will the two time-crossed lovers ever find each other again? A fun, fast-paced read. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Wanted!
Caroline B. Cooney
0590988492
July 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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The Girl Who Invented Romance
Caroline B. Cooney
0385732392
Dec 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Cooney, in such books as Among Friends and Saturday Night, has explored the many faces of love several times. Here she rolls all her expertise into one book, with a thoughtful heroine who needs to know how she stacks up in the game of love. Kelly actually invents a board game called "Romance," at first for fun and then for a classroom assignment. The game is a success and so is Kelly's love lifeshe gets Will, who was targeted early in the book as the boy to watch. The rest comprises one philosophical question after another: Can there be true love between people who seem more concerned with exchanging frivolous gifts? How can anything on earth be as unfair as unrequited love? What does a girl do about the truly self-centered people among her friends? (Grin and bear them.) This is not new territory to any fan of...


Code Orange
Caroline B. Cooney
0385732597
September 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up–Most readers will have high expectations from the creator of The Face on the Milk Carton (1991) and the Out of Time series (both Random), but they might be a little disappointed in this offering. Mitty Blake is a talented but underachieving student in advanced biology at a New York City private high school. He is more interested in his friend Olivia than in completing his infectious-disease report, which could keep him from flunking. When he discovers a smallpox scab in an envelope in an old medical book, his research takes a somewhat urgent turn as he tries to determine whether he has contracted the disease. Searching for information on the Internet (thankfully, the high-achieving Olivia knows how to use a library), he inadvertently alerts a terrorist group to his situation. They kidnap...


What Child Is This : A Christmas Story
Caroline B. Cooney
0440226848
November 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-10?A heart-tugging story with an upbeat ending, told in alternating chapters by the young people involved. Eight-year-old Katie, an emotionally starved foster child, writes a wish on a paper bell that will be hung on a Christmas tree in a local restaurant. There, members of the community can choose a request and give a gift to a needy child. However, Katie doesn't ask for toys or clothing?she wishes for a family. Although the social worker says her request is inappropriate, Matt, a high school student who lives in the same foster home and works in the restaurant, hangs the bell on the tree. Liz, Matt's classmate, is upset when her uncaring father reads the wish, calls it ridiculous, and tears up the bell. Meanwhile, Liz's older sister struggles with her grief over the recent death of her baby. When...


The Terrorist
Caroline B. Cooney
0590228544
Nov 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
An American girl living in London loses her younger brother due to a terrorist bombing and seeks revenge. "Thought-provoking as well as a just plain good read," said PW. Ages 12-up. (Nov.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 5-10?A provocative look at an American family living abroad, destroyed by a not-so-random act of violence. Billy, 11, a brash but lovable all-American boy, accepts a package from a stranger in a London subway station and becomes the victim of a bomb. His grieving 16-year-old sister is obsessed with capturing the unknown terrorist. An average student at the London International Academy, she alienates her circle of friends as she begins to suspect each of them. Laura, the typical Cooney heroine, is rather...

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