The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 3, 2003 | Trade Paperback

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A Prince
and a Pauper

Jemmy, once a poor boy living on the streets, now lives in a castle. As the whipping boy, he bears the punishment when Prince Brat misbehaves, for it is forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to the throne. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like one another. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 7.55 × 5.1 × 0.24 in

Published: April 3, 2003

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060521228

ISBN - 13: 9780060521226

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 7.55 × 5.1 × 0.24 in

Published: April 3, 2003

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060521228

ISBN - 13: 9780060521226

About the Book

Now in paperback--the Newbery Award-winning tale of a street boy who endures life as the prince's whipping boy until they both are taken hostage and must swap identities. An ALA Notable Children's Book and "School Library Journal" Best Book. Illustrations.

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A Prince
and a Pauper

Jemmy, once a poor boy living on the streets, now lives in a castle. As the whipping boy, he bears the punishment when Prince Brat misbehaves, for it is forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to the throne. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like one another. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other.

About the Author

Sid Fleischman wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra Kid. His other titles include The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and three biographies, Sir Charlie: Chaplin, The Funniest Man in the World; The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West; and Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini.

Editorial Reviews

“A rollicking tale of adventure and mistaken identity, written in a style reminiscent of 19th-century melodrama.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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