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By Sid Fleischman, Peter Sis

Award-winning writer Sid Fleischman blends the extensively comedian with the deeply compassionate during this memorable novel, winner of the Newbery Medal.

A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently exchange areas after changing into concerned with risky outlaws. the 2 boys don't have anything in universal or even much less cause to love one another. but if they locate themselves taken hostage after operating away, they're left with out selection yet to belief one another. "A rollicking story of event and wrong identification . . . . strong scenes and characters are vividly evoked."—Kirkus Reviews

This in a timely fashion informed story of excessive event, taut with suspense and wealthy with colourful characters, used to be named an ALA striking booklet. Sid Fleischman's celebrated novel positive factors short, action-packed chapters and comprises black-and-white illustrations by means of Caldecott Honor artist Peter Sís. "An 18th century story in regards to the escapades of a imaginative orphan and a spoiled younger prince. . . . packed with event, suspense, humor, and vigorous characters."—The big apple Times

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Warned the massive outlaw. The prince remained defiant. "I'm staying. " Hold-Your-Nose Billy ripped off his leather-based belt. "I'll lash a little feel into your head! " Jemmy observed that Prince Brat wasn't going to shift his floor. "You don't desire my whipping boy to get into the fortress. there is a higher manner. " "Do say! " exclaimed Cutwater doubtfully. "My horse," remarked Jemmy. "There's your messenger, sirs! " Hold-Your-Nose Billy gave a chortle. "Faw! That superb beast? we have been afoot considering the fact that our skin-poor horse grew to become heels up. we'd like a mount in our line of labor. " "Nitwits! " exclaimed Jemmy, as though his personal princely persistence have been at an finish. "With jewelry in your arms and gold on your wallet, you could take to the roads like gents. you can be touring approximately in superb coaches. yet first you have to lay palms at the treasure. " Cutwater made a valid via his nostril like a pitchpipe. "With that horse outdoors? " "One of the king's personal. A horse can continuously locate his means domestic, cannot it? That nice beast will make for the citadel stables, word and crown. No questions requested! " bankruptcy 12 in which Jemmy is betrayed With a gleeful chortle, Hold-Your-Nose Billy dropped the ransom notice and the golden crown right into a soiled linen sack. whilst he'd knotted the sack to the saddle, he became to Cutwater. "Soon as i am inside a squint of the fort, i'm going to flip the beast free. shield our prisoners! " "I'll tie 'em up," Cutwater wheezed, giving his heavy companion a foot up into the royal saddle. From the entrance, Jemmy watched Hold-Your-Nose Billy vanish into the tangled maze of tree limbs and brambles. Then he glanced approximately on the naked furniture, the placing ropes of garlic bulbs, the mattress straw, the chest of stolen items. He'd desire a few trickery to flee. The prince mounted him with a smirk. "You're smart, very well. yet a typical dunce the entire related. " "Gaw. " "A cartload of gold and jewels! The ruffians might were content material with a trifling jingle of cash. " Jemmy's eyes swung again to the mattress straw. there has been his break out! "A cartload o' moonshine," he acknowledged. "It'll by no means be forked over. " "I'm the prince! Papa must pay it! " Jemmy begun burrowing like a barn mouse lower than the moldy straw. "Not a section, he will not. " "Papa will foam on the mouth! " Jemmy was once disappearing, limb by way of limb, below the straw. "Think back. it will be transparent as water the note's a scrambly-witted pretend. " "Papa'll hold me less than lock and key after this! " "It will not idiot a soul, that be aware. How may possibly you will have written it? each person within the fortress is familiar with you cannot a lot as signal your individual identify. " "I by no means had to prior to! " "It's me that is within the soup. i will seize it on your mischief in operating away. And i will trap it back whilst the instruct claps eyes at the handwriting. he will say, 'Jemmy! this is often Jemmy attempting to line his personal wallet. ' Your pa'll scrag me along with his naked fingers! So i will be obliged if you'll support me nip out o' the following. " "I promise you my protection," introduced the prince with unexpected generosity. "Jemmy protects himself," acknowledged the whipping boy. "When that plaguy Cutwater involves tie us up, inform him I slipped out the door.

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