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Kidnapped. Book two, The search
Korman, Gordon.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [2006]

Physical Description:
138 pages ; 20 cm.
Attempts to find the kidnapped Meg Falconer by her brother Aiden, her parents, and the FBI, are hindered by Meg's efforts to save herself by running away from her captors.
General Note:
"An Apple paperback."
Reading Level:

750 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 4.0 106865.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.3 7 Quiz: 38519 Guided reading level: R.


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J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Paperback
J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf

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The next thrilling installment in Gordon Korman's nonstop action-adventure trilogy!

Where is Meg Falconer?

Everybody wants to know. Her brother Aiden, who saw her kidnapped and is now trying to track her down, wants to know. The FBI, led by the very serious Agent Harris, wants to know. Her parents, who fear their pasts have something to do with why Meg was taken, want to know.

Even Meg's kidnappers want to know. Because even though they caught her once, that doesn't mean they can keep a hold of her. . . .

Author Notes

Gordon Korman was born in Montreal, Canada on October 23, 1963. When his 7th-grade English teacher told the class they could have 45 minutes a day for four months to work on a story of their choice, Korman began This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall. He was also the class monitor for the Scholastic TAB Book Club, so he sent his novel to the address on the TAB flyer, and a few days after his 14th birthday, he had a book contract with Scholastic.

By the time he graduated from high school, he had published five other novels and several articles for Canadian newspapers. He received a BFA degree from New York University with a major in Dramatic Writing and a minor in Film and TV. He has written over 75 books for children and young adults including the Swindle series, The Juvie Three, and two books of poetry written by the fictional character Jeremy Bloom.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-When Meg Falconer is kidnapped, she uses a trick from her father's detective novels to alert her family of her whereabouts. Older brother Aiden quickly links a news story about a string of clogged toilets at rural gas stations to Meg's disappearance. However, his fugitive parents, and the FBI agent assigned to protect them, dismiss Aiden's appeals to follow the trail. Frustrated, the boy borrows his best friend's identity and sets out to find his sister. Meanwhile, Meg constantly attempts to escape from her captors. Meg and Aiden are presented as bright, resourceful teens who take their destinies into their own hands in Gordon Korman's novel (Scholastic, 2006). Each sibling tells his or her side of the story. Christie Moreau reads Meg's part with a determined voice, emphasizing verbs such as "blasted" to underscore the action-driven nature of the story. Andrew Rannells effectively expresses Aiden's frustration and resolve with a firm, brisk tone. Both readers modulate their tone and pitch to introduce different characters into the narrative. None of the narration is over-dramatized, permitting the book's powerful narrative to speak for itself. A strong choice for public libraries where Korman's works are popular.-Mary Landrum, Lexington Public Library, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.