The Prince And The Pauper

byMark TwainForeword byJEANNE WILLIS

September 1, 2014|
The Prince And The Pauper by Mark Twain
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Two boys from two different walks of life change places and alter their paths forever in this American classic from Mark Twain

London, 1547. Two boys meet by chance and strike up a conversation at the gates of a palace. Tom Canty is a poor young boy with few prospects in life; his new friend happens to be Prince Edward VI, the Prince of Wales. The prince and the pauper could not be more different from one another, except for the small fact that they look identical. When Tom admires the prince''s fine garments, he and Prince Edward decide on the spur of the moment to swap clothes. But with cruel irony the prince is mistaken for a poor beggar in Tom''s rags and kicked out of his own palace while Tom is taken to be the prince by everyone he meets. Suddenly the prince and the pauper have swapped not only clothes but also their homes, families, lives, and their very identities. While the boys are eager to learn about life in someone else''s shoes, they ultimately want to return to their own homes and families. But this proves to be a tall order when nobody believes the prince''s claims that he is really a prince despite being clothed in rags. This gripping tale of mistaken identity sees Mark Twain venturing into historical fiction for children while displaying his typical flair for witty dialogue and incisive satire.

Mark Twain (1835–1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer, and novelist of numerous classics, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Jeanne Willis is the prize-winning author of more than 150 children''s books, including Daft Bat, Never Too Little to Love, and Penguin Pandemonium.
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Title:The Prince And The Pauper
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Published:September 1, 2014
Publisher:Hesperus Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781843915034

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