Flour babies and the boys of Room 8
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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Schools -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Infants -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Previously published as: Flour babies. c1992.

Statementby Anne Fine.
GenreJuvenile fiction
The Physical Object
Pagination178 p. cm.
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23261787M
ISBN 100316283193
LC Control Number93035698

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More By and About This Author Flour babies are the six-pound sacks of flour that the boys in Room the classroom for underachievers and behavioral problems at the St. Boniface School --have been. Flour Babies is the story of fatherless Simon Martin, a teenager attending an unnamed boys' school in an unnamed part of what is obviously urban Britain. Owing to a series of unfortunate events (involving a clerical error), Simon is chosen to pick which activity his class will be doing for the Science Fair/5(77). 11 days into The Great Flour Baby Experiment, the rest of the boys in Room 8 - the classroom for under-achievers and troublemakers - are ready to drop-kick their 6-lb flour "babies /5(10). The earlier book uses a day school frame to recount a story of family life. Little, Brown published the first U.S. edition in The teachers were renamed and the students were moved from "class 4C" to "Room 8" for the American audience. Some libraries report the title Flour babies and the boys of Room 8.

  Flour Babies is a very odd story, but beneath its strange premise of trouble-making kids being given four sacks as a substitute for infants there's a harrowing lesson for the main character in responsibility as he considers at length his own dysfunctional family and the way he was raised/5(). Flour babies are the six-pound sacks of flour that the boys in Room 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 s: The boys in class 4C are given a flour baby each for the school Science Fair. They are instructed to look after it day and night for three weeks as if it were a real baby. It must never be left unattended, it must be kept clean and dry, and it must be weighed regularly and checked for .   Flour Babies by Anne Fine – review 'I didn't find any of the characters easy to connect with and I thought the book was unique. But not the good sort of unique.'.

Eleven days into The Great Flour Baby Experiment, the rest of the boys are ready to drop-kick their six-pound flour "babies" into the creek, but not Simon. Simon's flour baby is helping him figure 4/5(4). Flour Babies Press Reviews. The boys in a class of no-hopers take part in a science project in which each must look after a bag of flour as if it were a real baby. They can't leave it unattended and it musn't gain or lose weight. Simon becomes particularly attached to his flour baby and learns much about the responsibilities of parenthood. Flour babies are the six-pound sacks of flour that the boys in Room 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. Flour Babies. By Anne Fine, published by Puffin, RRP £ What’s the story: 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.