Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Whipping Boy

Author: Sid Fleischman

First line: The young prince was known here and there (and just about everywhere) as Prince Brat.

Why you should read this book: In a voice part comic, part tragic, this book tells the story of Jemmy, a luckless orphan boy who is whipped whenever the obnoxious young prince misbehaves. When Prince Brat decides to run away, he leads Jemmy into an adventure that will have both of them scrambling for their lives while the prince learns something about the real word. Short and fast-paced, this Newbery title is pure fun.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're a brat.

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