The whipping boy
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New York : Greenwillow Books, 2003, ©1986.
ISBN:
0060521228, 9780060521226
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 3.9 - AR Pts: 2
Lexile measure:
570L
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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. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It&;s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

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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Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Harper Trophy ed.
Physical Desc:
90 pages : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language:
Chinese
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 3.9, 2 Points
Lexile measure:
570

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Black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor illustrator Peter Sis.
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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. Forced to serve as whipping boy to the arrogant and spiteful Prince Brat, Jemmy plans to run away, but on the night of his escape, he and the Prince have a climactic confrontation. Prince Brat decides to run away from home, taking his much abused whipping boy, Jemmy, with him, but their roles are reversed when the boys are captured by the villains Cut-Water and Hold-Your-Nose-Billy. John Newbery Award, 1987. This highly original tale, a sort of takeoff on the Prince and the Pauper, shows what happens when an obnoxious prince switches places with the boy who is punished for the prince's every misdeed, the whipping boy. A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. 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? 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; splendid entertainment and a Newbery Medal winning book in 1987. Fleischman's earlier works, such as the 1966 Chancy and the Grand Rascal and By the Great Horn Spoon, are also sure treats, and happily still in print.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fleischman, S., & Sis, P. (20031986). The whipping boy. 1st Harper Trophy ed. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fleischman, Sid, 1920- and Peter. Sis. 20031986. The Whipping Boy. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fleischman, Sid, 1920- and Peter. Sis, The Whipping Boy. New York: Greenwillow Books, 20031986.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fleischman, Sid, and Peter Sis. The Whipping Boy. 1st Harper Trophy ed. New York: Greenwillow Books, 20031986. Print.

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