The Whipping Boy

The Whipping Boy 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

  • Title: The Whipping Boy
  • Author: Sid Fleischman
  • ISBN: 9780749707316
  • Page: 103
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  • 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 withJemmy, 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.

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    1. The story is comically told, practically slapstick, so the characters are not deeply drawn. The themes, however, are serious, so it is fun and offers opportunities for extended conversations. I read it with a small group of pre-third and pre-fourth graders who were ESL students. They were able to access the plot and laugh at the situations. The point of view character is Jemmy, a whipping boy. When the prince does something wrong, Jemmy is the one who gets whipped. The prince, who is nicknamed P [...]

    2. As a piece of young adult fiction, The Whipping boy earned a Newberry Award. I'm not sure why. Yes, there are vivid descriptions and some good literary devices used, but the storyline is hardly original and the character development is trite. If you want a fun and easy read about friendship and overcoming prejudice, then perhaps you may enjoy it. But to me, The Whipping Boy does not stand out as a choice children's novel.

    3. Memory lane is a fun place to visit but it is never where one should stay. On occasion I like to revisit past reads to see how much of them I remember and if what I loved about them then still holds up today. This was one of my odd loves and I was a bit confused by it because it wasn’t based on animals, my predominate focus around that particular point in my life. But after stewing over it for a couple of days, I think I finally see the connection. See I’m thinking this read occurred around [...]

    4. Chapter book - historical fictionNewbery MedalFor grades 3-7Jemmy is Prince Brat's whipping boy, taking any punishment due to the prince, until the prince decides to run away, taking Jemmy with him and leading them into a series of adventures with notorious outlaws.This tale is told with plenty of humor and adventure, in an entertaining style that suits the content. Prince Brat and Jemmy begin the story as contrasting characters, but develop a believable affinity as they run from castle, outlaws [...]

    5. Here’s a question: Which would you rather be – a rat-catcher or a whipping boy? On the one hand, rat-catchers catch rats. On the other, whipping boys get whipped. A lot.At least they do when the prince is known throughout the kingdom as Prince Brat. And Jemmy, an orphan plucked from the streets to be His Highness’s whipping boy, knows which he prefers. If he had a choice, he’d exchange his silk and velvet for rags and be back in the sewers in a half-blink of an eye.But he doesn’t have [...]

    6. Synopsis:Jemmy is the prince's whipping boy, a job that means he gets punished any time the prince misbehaves. Tired of the injustice, he decides to run away. Before he can, the prince decides to run away instead, dragging Jemmy along for the ride. Soon, they are kidnapped by two highwaymen who mistake Jemmy for the prince. Now, with their roles reversed, it's Jemmy that controls whether or not the prince will get whipped. Will he help the young prince to return home? Or use the opportunity to g [...]

    7. I somehow missed out on a whole lot of great children's literature when I was a child. Maybe Babysitter's Club was just all I needed, lol. As a result of this lit-ignorance, I am just now reading a bunch of we-read-this-in-school kinds of classics. The Whipping Boy is among these.I picked this from the library with the intent of reading it for my own information. But somehow I am reading it aloud to my kids. They (especially J) are really loving it. I love that J is old enough to pick up on comp [...]

    8. I really like the plot I really like the plot I really like the plot I really like the plot I really like the plot I really like the plot I really like the plot I really like the plot

    9. This is a terrible book that I was forced to read in fifth grade. I was put into a group of other kids who were also made to read this miserable piece of fiction against our will, and it was so bad, that I was able to persuade my teacher to put me in another group. I thought it'd be better, but everyone else in that group were way ahead of me and understood a lot of it. It was called "The Westing Game" and it was by some guy who doesn't know how to write, and it would take me forever to catch up [...]

    10. This is a great read aloud. A young prince seems to be terribly spoiled, even to the point of being called Prince Brat. He decides to run off with his whipping boy and they have some great adventures- The prince makes some good changes to his behavior and he develops a good friendship with Jemmy too. Lots of new vocab in this book. It is good to show the changes in a character over time.

    11. Great choice for reluctant readers. Quite a slight book. I know it is a hit with children who want a short read when choosing a book from their summer reading list. Good writing and a few action packed pages but not my favorite Newbery.

    12. There was this movie we watched sometimes at my house -- Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy -- and I liked it a lot. I didn't even know it was a book until I saw it recently on a friend's shelf, so of course I had to borrow it!I didn't expect the book to match the movie exactly, because most book-to-movie conversions don't; and indeed it did not match exactly, but it was still full of the phrases and lessons that I'd enjoyed in the film. Some of the characters were a little different, and there we [...]

    13. "The Whipping Boy" was indeed a children's book. After reading "The Hunger Games," this book seemed incredibly simple, granted it should be that way. It seemed like hardly right after a problem had arisen, it had already been solved. For example, the boys were out walking and needed to get into the city, away from the bad guys and into a place where Jemmy knew where to hide. Conveniently, a hot potato man comes rolling around the bend. After being caught by the bad guys and Prince Brat is being [...]

    14. A slim book with a slim story. There's a Prince and his whipping boy. The whipping boy takes the punishment when the prince does bad, which he does with regularity. Bored, the prince runs away and drags the whipping boy along as his "manservant." They encounter cutthroat highwaymen, dancing bears, a potato vendor, rat-catchers, and other things out of the realm of the prince's experience. In the process, the two bond.The story is lively enough. The language simple, sometimes engaging, but often [...]

    15. I thought this book was a great way to teach a lesson through adventure. Throughout the book you can really see the main characters developing in many different ways such as: their opinions towards each other, what's important to them and their true personalities. This book is a great way to show children that before you judge someone sometimes you have to take a walk in their shoes because you don't know what they're going through. I really enjoyed the illustrations in the book because at times [...]

    16. I'm currently reading this as a read aloud with my students. Talk about language that is not used a lot today.This is a good story, and we've had some awesome little discussions already in class.

    17. This book was HORRIBLE! Seriously, what kind of nickname is Prince Brat? A bad one! Whoever hasn't read this book, lucky you. Whoever has, :( I'm sorry you did.

    18. I remember listening to this book on tape as a kid and laughing uproariously. As a grownup, I would say that this book is still quality kids' adventure-humor, though perhaps not deep enough to warrant a Newbery for my taste. I don't know if there has ever been a more unlikable character than Prince Brat, although he really does grow admirably, if not realistically. Jemmy also grows, and in a more believable way. Overall, a fun romp, if not the highest-quality Newbery awarded.

    19. This was a cute, short read with a great story line. Highly recommend it for those lazy afternoons!

    20. Very cute. I can see why teachers went all in on this one. Lots of teaching material and an enjoyable read.

    21. This was a short, amusing, medieval tale with several amusing (though underdeveloped, I thought) characters. There were traces of "The Prince and the Pauper" here, and many interesting medieval staples, such as sewer rats, a dancing bear, garlic, festivals, etc. I enjoyed the illustrations by Peter Sis too.

    22. Read this in college during one of my Adolescent Literature classes. I remember being intrigued with the premise of having someone who would take your whippings for you when you did something wrong. lol I don't remember much else about it except that I liked the story at the time.

    23. A friend of mine told me about this little gem. Short enough to read in a morning, while sipping coffee. Where do you find a good friend? In a castle? In the sewers? Both? In this short story, Prince Brat (aptly named) doesn't realize his behaviour alienates him from that which he really seeksa friend. His whipping boy, Jemmy, turns out to be just what he was looking for.I definitely recommend this book.

    24. The Whipping Boy tells about how Prince Horace, called Prince Brat, is so bad that, though he can not be punished, a poor orphan child is plucked from the street to serve as a whipping boy. The mischievous prince decides to run away and take the boy, Jemmy, with him. They run into two cutthroats who take them for ransom. Jemmy tricks them into thinking he is the prince and the prince is the whipping boy. He then fools the men, Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cutwater, into sending the real Prince Brat [...]

    25. I selected this book for a grade 3/4 novel study to tie my literacy unit into my grade 4 Middle Ages unit. After some googling, I came across this book as a nice cross-curricular novel. During a recent snow day, I had the opportunity to read through the entire thing to begin planning my unit.While I think the book is definitely appropriate for a grade 3/4 class (probably grades 3-6), I don't think the Middle Ages tie-in is as accurate as I was led to believe. The book makes mention of Lords' whi [...]

    26. Ulasan lengkap: bibliough/2016/Seorang anak ditakdirkan menjadi penerima hukuman bagi seorang pangeran cilik yang begitu bandel. Ia biasanya berasal dari kalangan bawah dan ditarik ke istana karena diiming-imingi hidup yang layak. Jika sang pangeran nakal, tidak patuh, tidak hormat, maka si anak deraan inilah yang harus menerima hukumannya. Di hadapan sang raja, sang pangeran yang bandel mendapatkan hukuman melalui si anak deraan, biasanya berbentuk cambuk. Alasannya sudah jelas, agar sang pange [...]

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