The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman
Jemmy dreams of returning to the streets, away from the castle and Prince Brat, but when the two boys are held hostage by notorious outlaws, they must trust each other. . .or else!
Book Summary (89 pages)
Setting: Middle Ages
Related Studies: Kings, kingdoms, castles, social issues
Notes: This rollicking adventure is better written than most literature at this level. We are treated to similes and metaphors masterfully woven into the action. Perfect for multilevel use.