The Whipping Boy
Newbery Award, 1987.
Accelerated Reader AR 39 10020
Reading Counts RC 40 10030
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.0 3.0 Quiz: 12537 Guided reading level: R.
Adventure and adventurers
Brigands and robbers
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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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