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Encyclopedia > The Whipping Boy
Title The Whipping Boy
Author Sid Fleischman
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Children's novel
Publisher Greenwillow Books
Released April 1986)
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 96 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-688-06216-4

The Whipping Boy is a Newbery Medal winning book by Sid Fleischman, published in 1986. Jemmy stands in for the punishments of Prince "Brat" and the story takes off along the lines of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper though the plot twist is not based on a physical resemblance. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CU Marking articles for cleanup This page is undergoing a transition to an easier-to-maintain format. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... Albert Sidney Fleischman (born March 16, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, and a longtime resident of Santa Monica, California, USA) is a Newbery award-winning author of popular childrens books such as: By The Great Horn Spoon! The Whipping Boy The Thirteenth Floor The Ghost In The Noonday Sun... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The barcode of an ISBN . ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Albert Sidney Fleischman (born March 16, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, and a longtime resident of Santa Monica, California, USA) is a Newbery award-winning author of popular childrens books such as: By The Great Horn Spoon! The Whipping Boy The Thirteenth Floor The Ghost In The Noonday Sun... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. ... The Prince and the Pauper is an 1882 book by Mark Twain that represents his first attempt at historical fiction. ...


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Plot summary

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Prince Horace is known to others in his father's kingdom as Prince Brat, and although he delights in being nasty, he is saddened later to find out this truth. He should not be surprised, though. He's always plotting pranks (such as nailing dinner guests' wigs to chairs and filling the moat with frogs), and when he's bad, he never gets punished. He gets to pick a street boy to take his beatings for him.


The plot thickens when Prince Horace needs a new whipping boy. (known as "Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy" in both the USA and the UK), the prince selects his whipping boys personally, but it is unclear if he does so in the novel. Jemmy, a gritty and witty orphan who catches rats and loves to exclaim "Gaw!" is the new pick, and this means that when Horace is naughty, Jemmy will be punished. (This is based upon real events in history.) Whipping Boy was a hardcore punk band from Palo Alto, California. ...


Prince Horace, tired of the castle life, descides to run away and forces Jemmy to join him to carry his picnic basket. While on the run, the lads are picked up by two notorious highwaymen, known as Hold-Your-Nose-Billy and Cutwater. The murderers decide to ransom the prince, but soon identities become befuddled and Jemmy is taken for Prince Horace.


So begins a classic buddy-book designed for the kids, but sharp and biting enough for adults to enjoy. THIS ARTICLE ISN'T TELLING THE TRUTH SO READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENS!!!!! :)

Spoilers end here.
Preceded by
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Newbery Medal recipient
1987
Succeeded by
Lincoln: A Photobiography

Sarah, Plain and Tall is a childrens book written by Patricia MacLachlan, winner of the Newbery Medal and the basis for three television movies, starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... See also: 1986 in literature, other events of 1987, 1988 in literature, list of years in literature. ...

The Whipping Boy

"The Whipping Boy Show" The Whipping Boy hosts this "shock jock" style radio show found in Monroe, LA on Rock 106 FM. It is played weekdays, 2-7 pm.


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Whipping boy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (172 words)
In modern times, the term "whipping boy" has come to mean a scapegoat, or something that is a frequent recipient of pain or punishment, including inanimate objects.
The Whipping Boy is an award-winning children's book, written by Sid Fleischman, and first published in 1986.
Whipping Boy, a hardcore punk band from San Jose, California.
A whipping boy - meaning and origin (565 words)
Whipping Boy was an established position at the English court during the Tudor and Stuart monarchies of the 15th and 16th centuries.
The whipping boys weren't hapless street urchins living a life of torment, but high-born companions to the royal princes.
The term 'whipping boy' is first recorded in print in Charles I's reign, by John Trapp, in his 'A commentary or exposition upon the five books of Moses':
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