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Flour babies / Anne Fine.
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ISBN:
9780141377650
Publication Information:
London : Puffin Books, 2017.
Physical Description:
210 pages ; 20 cm
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Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 1992.

Includes Extra! extra!, Read all about It!, fun facts, quizzes and much more.

"A Puffin book"--Cover.
Abstract:
When his class of underachievers is assigned to spend three torturous weeks taking care of their own "babies" in the form of bags of flour, Simon makes amazing discoveries about himself while coming to terms with his long-absent father.
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Summary

Let it be flour babies. Let chaos reign.When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times.Funny and poignant, Flour Babies is a brilliant depiction of secondary school life.


Author Notes

Anne Fine has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults. The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year; and Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize. Anne Fine was named Children's Laureate in 2001 and was awarded an OBE in 2003.