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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. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Notes: Also published by Scholastic under ISBN 0439441420.
Summary: A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
Audience: 570
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal, 1987.
Newbery Award, 1987.
Local Note: NEWBERY
NIKBATTLE
Accelerated Reader AR 39 10020
Reading Counts RC 40 10030
Additional Contributors: Sís, Peter - 1949-
ISBN: 0688062164
0606036768
0439441420
0816710384
0060521228
Statement of Responsibility: by Sid Fleischman ; illustrations by Peter Sis
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.9 2.0 Quiz: 146.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.0 3.0 Quiz: 12537 Guided reading level: R.
Subject Headings: Robbers and outlaws Fiction. Adventure and adventurers Fiction. Brigands and robbers Fiction. Adventure stories.
Topical Term: Robbers and outlaws
Adventure and adventurers
Brigands and robbers
Adventure stories.
LCCN: 85017555
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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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