The Whipping Boy (1987) Book Unit


This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

About the book (Not included):
The Whipping Boy is a Newbery medal-winning children’s book by Sid Fleischman, first published in 1986.
It is the story of a friendship that develops between Prince Brat and his whipping boy, Jemmy, who was forced to take punishments for the prince. Though these boys seem to be complete opposites, they display courage and a willingness to help one another when they are faced with danger.

Interest level:
Grades 4 – 8
Reading level:
Grades 2 – 5


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