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The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
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The Whipping Boy (1986)

by Sid Fleischman

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Prince Brat is a spoiled prince who chooses to do things wrong on purpose in order for his whipping boy, Jemmy, to receive his punishment. The prince decides to runaway and take Jemmy with him. The two boys get into many sticky situations including being taken hostage by men who want to use the prince as ransom. Jemmy is the mastermind behind the getting out of all the situations they get into. The prince learns that Jemmy does care for his well being and he too should be treated with respect and dignity no matter what backgrounds they come from. ( )
  ally_noelle | Mar 18, 2019 |
This book is about a spoiled rotten prince and his whipping boy, who dislike one another. Through a shared journey the prince and whipping boy begin to see what life is like for the other. After falling into the hands of criminals, they must use their wit to escape. ( )
  ottmichaelt | Mar 12, 2019 |
Margo has this book. I hope she likes it.
  aotoole | Feb 13, 2019 |
The Whipping Boy is a story about a selfish prince (Prince Brat) and the boy who takes all the punishment for the prince's terrible behavior (Jemmy). The prince decides to run away and the whipping boy must travel with him. Along the way,they are kidnapped by two thieves named Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cutwater. The thieves mistake Jemmy for the prince, and through a number of misadventures, misunderstandings, and with the help of some friends, Prince Brat and Jemmy learn some valuable lessons.
I really like how this story is humorous, suspenseful, and teaches many powerful lessons about friendship, loyalty, and the power of kindness. ( )
  R180Lisa | Feb 4, 2019 |
Prince Brat is a spoiled prince who chooses to purposefully do wrong in order that his whipping boy Jemmy receives his punishment. The prince decides to runaway and take the whipping boy with him. The two boys get into many situations including being taken hostage by two men who want to use the prince as ransom. Jemmy is the mastermind behind the getting out of all the situations they get into. The prince learns a lot as they venture on together realizing in the end that the Jemmy does care for his well being and he too should be treated with respect and dignity. ( )
  cherzog | Jan 16, 2019 |
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The young prince was known here and there (and just about everywhere else) as Prince Brat.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060521228, Paperback)

For kids to get their dose of action and thrills, they need not always go to the local multiplex for the latest bang 'em up film. They could try such books as The Whipping Boy, which relies not on exploding spaceships and demonic robots but mythic story, humorous characters and, ready or not, a moral. The plot involves the orphan Jemmy, who must take the whippings for the royal heir, Prince Brat. Jemmy plans to flee this arrangement until Prince Brat beats him to it, and takes Jemmy along. Jemmy then hears he's charged with the Prince's abduction as this Newbery Medal winning book turns toward a surprising close.

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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.

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