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9th Apr '17 4:58:02 PM PaulA
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Winner of the 1987 UsefulNotes/NewberyMedalNewberyMedal.

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Winner of the 1987 UsefulNotes/NewberyMedalNewberyMedal.
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9th Apr '17 4:57:50 PM PaulA
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Winner of the 1987 NewberyMedal.

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Winner of the 1987 NewberyMedal.
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A TV movie based on the novel was made in 1994.



* AdaptationExpansion: The book eventually got a short movie that added a lot of other things to the original plot, including Jemmy having been an orphan street rat with a younger sister (who catches rats to sell for rat-catching games). Horace also doesn't run away on a whim, but instead out of anger at his father after a prank where Horace releases rats at a formal dinner gravely offends a visiting ambassador, leaving his father to declare he's had enough, and that there will be no more whipping boy, among other punishments. Jemmy's sister is also arrested on flimsy pretenses after being falsely accused of being a thief by a rich man.


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!!The 1994 movie adds examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion: The movie added a lot of other things to the original plot, including Jemmy having been an orphan street rat with a younger sister (who catches rats to sell for rat-catching games). Horace also doesn't run away on a whim, but instead out of anger at his father after a prank where Horace releases rats at a formal dinner gravely offends a visiting ambassador, leaving his father to declare he's had enough, and that there will be no more whipping boy, among other punishments. Jemmy's sister is also arrested on flimsy pretenses after being falsely accused of being a thief by a rich man.
9th Apr '17 7:26:45 AM Darkmoonfire
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* AdaptationExpansion: The book eventually got a short movie that added a lot of other things to the original plot, including Jemmy having been an orphan street rat with a younger sister (who catches rats to sell for rat-catching games). Horace also doesn't run away on a whim, but instea out of anger at his father after a prank where Horace releases rats at a formal dinner gravely offends a visiting ambassador, leaving his father to declare he's had enough, and that there will be no more whipping boy, among other punishments. Jemmy's sister is also arrested on flimsy pretenses after being falsely accused of being a thief by a rich man.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The book eventually got a short movie that added a lot of other things to the original plot, including Jemmy having been an orphan street rat with a younger sister (who catches rats to sell for rat-catching games). Horace also doesn't run away on a whim, but instea instead out of anger at his father after a prank where Horace releases rats at a formal dinner gravely offends a visiting ambassador, leaving his father to declare he's had enough, and that there will be no more whipping boy, among other punishments. Jemmy's sister is also arrested on flimsy pretenses after being falsely accused of being a thief by a rich man.
12th Jul '16 8:56:17 PM theLibrarian
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* AdaptationExpansion: The book eventually got a short movie that added a lot of other things to the original plot, including Jemmy having been an orphan street rat with a younger sister (who catches rats to sell for rat-catching games). Horace also doesn't run away on a whim, but instea out of anger at his father after a prank where Horace releases rats at a formal dinner gravely offends a visiting ambassador, leaving his father to declare he's had enough, and that there will be no more whipping boy, among other punishments. Jemmy's sister is also arrested on flimsy pretenses after being falsely accused of being a thief by a rich man.


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* ItsAllAboutMe: Horace, a spoiled brat that neglects his learning, constantly causes trouble, and is stuck up and haughty.
29th May '16 8:01:02 PM PaulA
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* RoyalBrat[=/=]SpoiledBrat: Prince Horace.

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* RoyalBrat[=/=]SpoiledBrat: RoyalBrat: Prince Horace.
29th May '16 3:32:45 PM bt8257
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* EmbarrassingNickname: "Prince Brat." [[spoiler:Horace is mortified when he hears it and realizes his subjects don't respect him, which is a key moment in his character development.]]

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* EmbarrassingNickname: "Prince Brat." Brat". [[spoiler:Horace is mortified when he hears it and realizes his subjects don't respect him, which is a key moment in his character development.]]
2nd Nov '14 1:50:00 AM PaulA
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* RoyalBrat / SpoiledBrat: Prince Horace.

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* RoyalBrat / SpoiledBrat: RoyalBrat[=/=]SpoiledBrat: Prince Horace.
1st Nov '14 5:03:25 PM Jeduthun
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* PrinceAndPauper: Horace and Jemmy don't exactly look alike, but they do manage to be mistaken for eaach other.

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* PrinceAndPauper: Horace and Jemmy don't exactly look alike, but they do manage to be mistaken for eaach each other.
1st Nov '14 5:00:25 PM Jeduthun
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Whipping boys were actually TruthInTelevision, believe it or not. Children from poor families considered it a pretty good deal, despite the whippings, since they got to be educated alongside the children of royalty.


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* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: Jemmy's job is to take spankings in place of the prince, since it's forbidden to touch royalty.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Prince Brat." [[spoiler:Horace is mortified when he hears it and realizes his subjects don't respect him, which is a key moment in his character development.]]


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* PrinceAndPauper: Horace and Jemmy don't exactly look alike, but they do manage to be mistaken for eaach other.


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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cutwater.
30th Sep '13 11:22:49 AM Wildstar93
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* BigDamnHeroes: Betsy and Petunia arrive in time to stop the thugs from attacking the two boys. And when they refuse to let them go, Betsy yells "Sic 'em, Petunia!", and the bear chases them off.
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