The Whipping Boy

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Harper Collins, Apr 15, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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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.

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User Review  - nutters - Overstock.com

This is a very entertaining book to recommend for children to read or for you to read to your children. It has a moral to it and it is educational plus very entertaining. It has some twists and turns and will hold their attention. We enjoyed it very much my children and myself. Read full review

THE WHIPPING BOY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A rollicking tale of adventure and mistaken identity, written in a style reminiscent of 19th-century melodrama. Prince Brat deserves his name—he causes trouble at every possible opportunity. Luckily ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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.

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