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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0688062164
ISBN-13: 9780688062163
Sku: 30123587
Publish Date: 4/1/1986
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  96
Age Range:  12 to 16
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The young prince was known here and there (and just about everywhere else) as Prince Brat. Not even black cats would cross his path. (from the first line)
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 *Author: Fleischman, Sid/ Sis, Peter (ILT)/ Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress) *Publication Date: 1986/04/01 *Number of Pages: 90 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 8.75
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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? Gaw! 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.

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? Gaw! 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 agains blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel.

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Prince Horace may be the successor to the throne, but the people of his kingdom have dubbed the spoiled monarch "Prince Brat." Chief among the prince's detractors is Jemmy, his whipping boy, who gets a beating whenever the future king misbehaves. When Prince Brat runs away from home, Jemmy accompanies him, plotting to abandon the prince at the first opportunity. However, before Jemmy can escape, both boys are kidnapped by a pair of highwaymen who think they can get a huge ransom for the prince. But the confused kidnappers become convinced that Jemmy is the prince, and that the prince is a mere whipping boy. When Prince Brat's haughty attitude enrages the kidnappers, Jemmy must use his quick wits not only to save himself, but the dislikable prince as well. Winner of the 1987 Newbery Medal.
Author Bio
Peter Sis
Raised in Prague, Czechoslovakia, author and illustrator Peter Sis attended that city's Academy of Fine Arts from which he received both a B.A. and an M.A. He also attended the Royal College of Art in London. In addition to writing and illustrating his own books for children, Sis has also illustrated works by such other authors as Kate Banks, Sid Fleischman, and George Shannon. The illustrations for his 1997 picture-book biography of Galileo, STARRY MESSENGER, earned that book a Caldecott Honor Award. Peter Sis immigrated to the United States in 1982 and became a naturalized American citizen in 1988. His critically acclaimed autobiographical graphic picture book, THE WALL, was a 2008 Caldecott Honor Book.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0096
Product attributePublisher:   Greenwillow Books
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