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The Whipping Boy

Fleischman, Sid (Book - 1986 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Whipping Boy


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A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
Authors: Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010
Title: The whipping boy
Publisher: New York :, Greenwillow Books,, c1986
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 90 p. ;,23 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: by Sid Fleischman ; illustrations by Peter Sis
Summary: A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal, 1987
Additional Contributors: Sís, Peter - 1949-
Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0688062164
9780688062163
0816710384
9780816710386
Branch Call Number: j FLEISCHMA
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more for younger kids

My 9-year-olds enjoyed this as a bedtime story.

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"Sis's skillful pictures emphasize particular events in the adventures of the orphan Jemmy, kept in his king's palace to be thrashed for the offenses by the royal heir, Prince Brat. But the prince himself takes off and forces the whipping boy to go with him, and they get into and out of trtouble on the outside, Jemmy hears that he has been accused of abducting Prince Brat. When the prince arranges for their return to the palace, poor Jemmy fears the worst, but things workout for the best at the story's satisfying close." (Novelist Reviews)

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