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)
|A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. *Author: Fleischman, Sid/ Sis, Peter (ILT) *Publication Date: 2003/04/01 *Number of Pages: 96 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50|
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and a Pauper
Jemmy, once a poor boy living on the streets, now lives in a castle. As the whipping boy, he bears the punishment when Prince Brat misbehaves, for it is forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to the throne. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like one another. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other.
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.
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.