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.
A boy named Simon learns about his own life through a classroom assignment that forces him to treat a sack flour like a baby; ``an extraordinary adventure in living and learning,'' praised PW in a starred review. Ages 10-up. (Nov.)