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Literature / The Whipping Boy

The Whipping Boy is a children's novel by Sid Fleischman.

Prince Horace, better known as "Prince Brat", runs away from home, and forces his servant Jemmy (whose job it is to be whipped in the prince's place whenever the prince misbehaves, since it's illegal to whip royalty) to accompany him.

Winner of the 1987 Newbery Medal.

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