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The Whipping Boy

The Whipping Boy

(1986)
A novel by

 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel
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.

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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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Whipping Boy (Puffin Newbery Library)
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 1-4395-4761-0 / 978-1-4395-4761-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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April 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Whipping Boy (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-613-69320-5 / 978-0-613-69320-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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April 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-8124-6135-5 / 978-0-8124-6135-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 2003 : USA Turtleback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-606-27776-5 / 978-0-606-27776-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 1996 : USA Library Binding
Title: Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-8335-0667-6 / 978-0-8335-0667-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
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June 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: The Whipping Boy (Cornerstone books)
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 1-55736-115-0 / 978-1-55736-115-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cornerstone Books
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April 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: The Whipping Boy (A Pied piper book)
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-416-12512-3 / 978-0-416-12512-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen young books
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April 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: Whipping Boy (Pied Piper Books)
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-416-08812-0 / 978-0-416-08812-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mammoth
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December 1987 : USA Turtleback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-606-03676-8 / 978-0-606-03676-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-688-06216-4 / 978-0-688-06216-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 1-84647-027-7 / 978-1-84647-027-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Catnip Publishing
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-06-052122-8 / 978-0-06-052122-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-439-55262-1 / 978-0-439-55262-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
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2002 : USA Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-439-44142-0 / 978-0-439-44142-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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December 1987 : USA Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-8167-1038-4 / 978-0-8167-1038-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Troll Communications
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January 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Peter Sis; Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-15-300357-X / 978-0-15-300357-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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September 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman, Sid Fleischmann
ISBN: 0-7497-0731-3 / 978-0-7497-0731-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mammoth
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1987 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-616-71036-4 / 978-0-616-71036-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Troll
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April 1986 : USA Paperback
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-395-73260-3 / 978-0-395-73260-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School
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Audio Editions

1993 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Whipping Boy
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-7887-3457-1 / 978-1-55690-857-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RECORDED BOOKS, LLC
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May 1989 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Whipping Boy: Complete & Unabridged (Chivers Children's Audo Books)
Author(s): Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0-7451-8494-4 / 978-0-7451-8494-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Children's Audio Books
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