The Whipping Boy Trade Book

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Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.18 X 7.68 X 0.23 inches | 0.16 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060521226

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About the Author

Sid Fleischman wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra Kid. His other titles include The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and three biographies, Sir Charlie: Chaplin, The Funniest Man in the World; The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West; and Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini.

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. Peter is a seven-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a two-time Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honoree, and has won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal twice. Peter's books, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain were all named Caldecott Honor books by the American Library Association. The Wall was also awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal. In addition, Peter Sís is the first children's book illustrator to win the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. He was chosen to deliver the 2012 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture for the Association for Library Service to Children. Peter won the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. This award is considered the most prestigious in international children's literature, given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People. Peter Sís lives in the New York City area with his wife and children.

Reviews

"With his flair for persuading readers to believe in the ridiculous, Fleischman scores a hit."--Publishers Weekly
"A rollicking tale of adventure and mistaken identity, written in a style reminiscent of 19th-century melodrama."--Kirkus Reviews
"A top-notch read-aloud."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Eminently satisfying."--ALA Booklist
"The Whipping Boy is a quick, fast-paced book full of wisdom and heart. It delivers a full-scale story in a short, accessible format."--Brightly