Flour Babies by Anne Fine

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Despite the scorn of the other boys in Room 8 about the assignment to care for their ""flour babies""--bags of flour that must be kept dry, mud-free, and safe from harm--Simon, a clumsy misfit, begins to enjoy caring for his ""baby.""
 

About Anne Fine

See more books from this Author
Anne Fine was the second Children's Laureate in Britain between 2001 and 2003. She is a two time winner of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most coveted children's literature award, and has also won the Guardian Children's Literature Award, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award twice, and a Smarties Prize. She also won the Publishing News Children's Author of the Year Award in 1990 and again in 1993. In 2010 she won the inaugural Good Writing Award. Her books for older children include the award winning The Tulip Touch, Goggle-Eyes, which was adapted for television by the BBC and The Devil Walks. Twentieth Century Fox filmed her novel Madame Doubtfire as Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. She also writes critically acclaimed adult novels as well. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages, and has over forty books to her credit.
 
Published May 1, 1994 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 178 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Flour Babies

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Simon Martin, troublemaker and shambling hero to his school's unruliest element, has visions of a massive explosion of flour in a classroom--an idea so persuasive that, put to his mates, it causes them to take part in a baby-care experiment that involves treating sacks of flour as infants.

| Read Full Review of Flour Babies

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Flour babies are the six-pound sacks of flour that the boys in Room 8--the classroom for underachievers and behavioral problems at the St. Boniface School --have been told to treat as real babies for three weeks, for the purposes of scientific inquiry.

| Read Full Review of Flour Babies

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A boy named Simon learns about his own life through a classroom assignment that forces him to treat a sack flour like a baby;

| Read Full Review of Flour Babies

Reader Rating for Flour Babies
62%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 33 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review