[Reading] ➱ The Whipping Boy ➹ Sid Fleischman – Bassgrotto.co.uk

  • Hardcover
  • 116 pages
  • The Whipping Boy
  • Sid Fleischman
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 9780395732601

10 thoughts on “The Whipping Boy

  1. says:

    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 eas...

  2. says:

    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 Prince Brat, is frustrated and angry with Jemmy because he won t cry when whipped The action really begins when Prince Brat forces Jemmy to accompany him when he runs away Two criminals realize one of them is the prince and decide to kidnap them and get a ransom That leads to frustration for Jemmy and slapstick hilarity for readers...

  3. says:

    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 the same time frame I introduced myself to two other troublesome boys, Tom Sawyer and Huckleber...

  4. says:

    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, soldiers and sewers The chapters are short and packed with action, as well as enough emotional content to make the story satisfying The madcap vocabulary and Peter Sis illustrations add spice to the story This would make a great read aloud, and the boys escapades, as well as the book s brevity, will make the story appealing to reluctant readers.The Publisher s Weekly review relies heavily on plot summary and description School Library Journal gives a better sense of the book s strengths...

  5. says:

    This book just cracked me up Prince Horace is the naughtiest kid around and everyone calls him Prince Brat behind his back He knows he can get away with anything and Jemmy will have to take his whippings for him Despite his naughtiness his life his boring and he decides to run away taking his whipping boy with him What follows is a bunch of random ...

  6. says:

    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 get away Personal thoughts This book is simple, but entertaining It s a quick, easy read I remember reading it at some point during elementary school and enjoying it then Reading it lately, though, it seems that it might hold interest for kids than adults.I was pleased to see how Jemmy s character develops over the course of the book At first, he can think of nothing but his opportunity to...

  7. says:

    I remembered this one from when I was a child, but not most of the details After reading it again, I can see why I remembered it I love the clever turns of phrase, the wacky adventures, and the eventual unlikely friendship that develops Also, it s kind of fun that it takes so long to even start devel...

  8. says:

    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 a choice And then, one night, Prince Brat embarks on his greatest piece of mischief yet running away The Whipping Boy, written by Sid Fleischman, is a classic of children s literature It s a slim book less than one hundred pages, with a large type and generous margins The writing is direct, in both style and substance The setting up takes two chapters, a total of five pages for unlike the book, we are not counting illustrations.Brief the author may be, but his strokes are sure and bold Characters leap brightly from the pages, knowable and entirely their own Every once in a while, Sid Fleischman turns fine, evocative phrases in his short sentences a thoroughbred of the streets , fuming like a stovepipe , the moon gazing down like an evil eye.Places, too, are drawn o...

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    I remember my mom reading this story to us when we were young It s okay not a favorite and after a second read, I find it the same I could see some people liking it though.Cleanliness Children s Bad WordsMild Obscenities Substitutions 2 Incidents Blast him, what the blazesName Calling 21 Incidents Your Royal Awfulness, rascal, Grand Turnip of China, dim witted, royal tadpole, numskulls, Catchpenny rogues, curs, cloven footed blockheads, donkeys, greedy little snipe, nitwits, dunce, blabber tongued hateful prince, scurvy rascals, simpletons, little toad, scurvy riffraff Prince Brat is used several times throughout the book.Religious Profanity 3 Incidents Lawks Gaw is used a number of times throughout the book.Attitudes Disobedience 1 Incident The Prince plays mean tricks and does not care that another boy gets his spankings for his bad behavior He changes later.Conversation Topics 1 Incident Mentions beer.Parent TakeawayThe Prince is called Prince Brat and with good reason He plays all kinds of mean tricks and then doesn t care that his whipping boy gets his lashes But when the Prince runs away and the Whipping Boy goes with him, they run into some bandits and adventures that will change both of their hearts to kindness towards each other Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadab...

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The Whipping BoyA 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.

About the Author: Sid Fleischman

As a children s book author Sid Fleischman felt a special obligation to his readers The books we enjoy as children stay with us forever they have a special impact Paragraph after paragraph and page after page, the author must deliver his or her best work With almost 60 books to his credit, some of which have been made into motion pictures, Sid Fleischman can be assured that his work will m