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The Whipping Boy

Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010 (Book - 2003 )
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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.
Authors: Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010
Statement of Responsibility: by Sid Fleischman ; illustrations by Peter Sís
Title: The whipping boy
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2003, c1986
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed
Characteristics: 90 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes: Black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor illustrator Peter Sís
Reprint. Originally published in 1986
"A Greenwillow Books."
Summary: 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.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Award, 1987
Subject Headings: Outlaws Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Adventure fiction
Topical Term: Outlaws
Additional Contributors: Sís, Peter - 1949-
LCCN: 2003276678
ISBN: 0060521228
9780060521226
Branch Call Number: J FIC F
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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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