An unscheduled aeroplane arrives on the tarmac at a small Midwestern airport. All attempts to reach those onboard fail. Only when an official boards the plane is the reason for this clear...it is full of babies. The mystery of this flight remains for over a decade. Until Jonah, Katherine and Chip start to question their roots. Shortly after ...
An unscheduled aeroplane arrives on the tarmac at a small Midwestern airport. All attempts to reach those onboard fail. Only when an official boards the plane is the reason for this clear...it is full of babies. The mystery of this flight remains for over a decade. Until Jonah, Katherine and Chip start to question their roots. Shortly after this the letters begin: "You are one of the missing"; "Beware! They are coming back to get you."
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Found FOUND, a wonderful children's mystery series
Margaret Peterson Haddix has done it again: written an exciting book for children in the beginning of a series w/ the book FOUND. Elementary school librarians voted it a contestant for the 15 nominated books on the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards book list for 2009-10 in the state of Florida. The first two pages grab your attention as a plane w/ unusual company name lands w/o showing up on the radar. The attendant boards the plane to find that it has no pilots & only babies in the seats. The scene changes as two boys meet in the neighborhood & become friends. Though only one is adopted, both receive an anonemous letter in the mail stating "You are one of the missing." In their attempts to find out what the letters mean, the other child finds out that he, too, was adopted. Along w/ the secret papers of his adoption, there is a name & phone # of an FBI agent who may have some answers as to where he came from, but that lead them on an exciting adventure. Although written for children ages 9-12, this book is intriguing & a good read!
Aug 15, 2009
I loved it
Margret Petterson Haddix is an absolutly amazing writer. I think this book is approite for any reader. It always keeps you on your toes and keeps you intrested. It does leave you on a cliff hanger, but makes you want to read the next book.
Jul 23, 2009
I purchased this book for my daughter to complete the required summer reading for entering 6th grade. I chose to read it to find out if it was truely a good book. Wow! It was great! I read it in 3 days, would have completed in 1 if I had the time to. I can't wait to read the next book in the series...She is reading it now (not as quickly).
Publishers Weekly, 2008-03-17 In a tantalizing opener to a new series, Haddix (the Shadow Children series) taps into a common childhood fantasy--that you are really the offspring of royalty or famous people, and were somehow adopted by an ordinary family--and one-ups it by adding in time travel. As the novel begins, a brand-new airline employee experiences an event that she is later told never to talk about: a plane carrying 36 babies, and no one else, not even a pilot, shows up without warning at a nearby gate. Fast-forward 13 years, and two 13-year-old friends, Chip and Jonah, are receiving mysterious notes, with messages like "You are one of the missing" and "Beware! They're coming back to get you." Only then does Chip learn that he, like Jonah, is adopted. Joined by Jonah's sister, Katherine, the boys investigate and discover that the FBI was involved with their adoptions. These smart kids show initiative and do a great job using familiar technology (camera phones, photo-editing programs, etc.) to get information and track down other adoptees. By book's end they are trapped by some shady characters; learn that they are among the most famous missing children in history (e.g., Virginia Dare, the 15th-century English princes in the Tower); and get sent back in time. Readers will be hard-pressed to wait for the next installment. Ages 8-12. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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