The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

The Books for Boys Book Club meeting for this book will be April 20, 2017, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies will be available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

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.

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Lorna rated it ★★★★.

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