Flour Babies

by Anne Fine | Teens | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140361472 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 4/21/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 21, 2018
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.


Sounds a bit different to my usual sort of read...

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 28, 2018
Simon Martin & his 4C classmates are a class with problems & are perceived as too stupid to participate in the difficult projects for the science fair....more's the pity for them as the thought of blowing things up is something this group relish ;o)

Instead they find themselves participating in a parent-child experiment, where for three weeks they each have to care for a 6lb bag of flour as if were a baby. At the end of the period the bags will be weighed for weight-loss (leakage of flour!) & checked for cleanliness....a tough task it would seem for this class. Surprisingly, Simon takes the challenge very seriously & fatherless himself, he looks after his "baby" in the way he would have liked his father to care for him. Despite it being quite poignant at times the author manages to avoid things becoming mawkish. Simon talks to his flour bag baby in such a touching way & these one-sided conversations help him to resolve his issues with his father abandoning him & his mother when Simon was just weeks old.

The info I looked up about the book suggested it was aimed at readers 9+, I'd have thought that bit young to grasp at parts of the theme. A book that I suspect I take different things away from as an adult than I would have done reading it as a child.

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at By mail, Sweepstake Winner -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 21, 2018

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On its way to the Family Sweeps winner - hope you like it :o)


Journal Entry 4 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, July 21, 2018
Thank you for the book, BC supplies and the bonus wishlist book. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmcsarwing at Oppem's Birthday RABCK group, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Released 9 mos ago (1/8/2019 UTC) at Oppem's Birthday RABCK group, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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A birthday surprise. Happy Birthday!

Journal Entry 6 by wingmissmarkeywing at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (4/13/2019 UTC) at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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I hope you like the book. MissMarkey.

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