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ISBN13: 9780688062163
ISBN10: 0688062164
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A shout comes echoing up the stairway "Fetch the whipping boy!"

A young orphan named Jemmy rouses from his sleep. "Ain't I already been whipped twice today? Gaw! What's the prince done now? It was forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to the throne. Jemmy had been plucked from the streets to serve as whipping boy to the arrogant and spiteful Prince Brat.

Dreaming of running away, Jemmy finds himself trapped in Prince Brat's own dream--at once brash and perilous.

In this briskly told tale of high adventure, taut with suspense and rich with colorful characters, the whipping boy and Prince Brat must at last confront each other.

Award-winning author Sid Fleischman again blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel.

A shout comes echoing up the stairway. "Fetch the whipping boy!"

A young orphan named Jemmy rouses from his sleep. "Ain't I already been whipped twice today? Gaw! What's the prince done now?"

It was forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to the throne. Jemmy had been plucked from the streets to serve as whipping boy to the arrogant and spiteful Prince Brat.

Dreaming of running away, Jemmy finds himself trapped in Prince Brat's own dream - at once brash and perilous.

In this briskly told tale of high adventure, taut with suspense and rich with colorful characters, the whipping boy and Prince Brat must at last confront each other.

Award-winning author Sid Fleischman agains blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel.

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Award-winning author Sid Fleischman blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel, winner of the Newbery Medal.

A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like each other. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other. "A rollicking tale of adventure and mistaken identity . . . . Robust scenes and characters are vividly evoked."—Kirkus Reviews

This briskly told tale of high adventure, taut with suspense and rich with colorful characters, was named an ALA Notable Book. Sid Fleischman's celebrated novel features brief, action-packed chapters and includes black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Peter Sís. "An 18th century tale about the escapades of a resourceful orphan and a spoiled young prince. . . . Full of adventure, suspense, humor, and lively characters."—The New York Times

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Synopsis:

A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

About the Author

"I'm too lazy to retire," says Sid Fleischman, author of more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. His tales have been translated into nineteen languages. Among his many awards is the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy.

Sid Fleischman hesitated to write a story about the Holocaust until he found the right characters and plot. "The Jewish sense of humor miraculously survived the Holocaust," says Mr. Fleischman. "The Entertainer and the Dybbuk captures not only the inhumane tragedies but the human comedy of the recent past."

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in San Diego, California, Sid Fleischman is the author of the pirate epics The Ghost in the Noonday Sun, The 13th Floor, and The Giant Rat of Sumatra. His most recent books are The White Elephant, a novel, and a biography, Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini.

Sid Fleischman lives in Santa Monica, California.

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gwengino, September 13, 2008 (view all comments by gwengino)

I will be using this wonderful Newbery Award winning
book with my 5th grade Reading Group this year. I'll
use it to introduce Medieval times but also I'll use it because it's laugh out loud funny. I think funny books are the hardest to find and kids really get a kick out of
the author's sense of humor. So do I. I never choose a book to read with a group unless I love it.
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bulldogg123, April 4, 2007 (view all comments by bulldogg123)
the best book i ever red!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!awsome book.....get on aim and put gtman11
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madd dogg, March 10, 2007 (view all comments by madd dogg)
This book really made me want to read it all the time and i couldn't stop after i started. This a awsome book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688062163
ill.:
Sis, Peter
Author:
Sis, Peter
Author:
Fleischman, Sid
Author:
by Sid Fleischman and Peter Sis
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Robbers and outlaws
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Outlaws
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
ONRFE M6 (Dec. 1983)
Publication Date:
19860414
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.80x6.36x.50 in. .65 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 96 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780688062163 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Award-winning author Sid Fleischman blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel, winner of the Newbery Medal.

A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like each other. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other. "A rollicking tale of adventure and mistaken identity . . . . Robust scenes and characters are vividly evoked."—Kirkus Reviews

This briskly told tale of high adventure, taut with suspense and rich with colorful characters, was named an ALA Notable Book. Sid Fleischman's celebrated novel features brief, action-packed chapters and includes black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Peter Sís. "An 18th century tale about the escapades of a resourceful orphan and a spoiled young prince. . . . Full of adventure, suspense, humor, and lively characters."—The New York Times

Supports the Common Core State Standards

"Synopsis" by , A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
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