He is known throughout the land as
Prince Brat, a name he justly deserves! In his
kingdom it is forbidden to spank the heir to the
throne. So an orphan named Jemmy is plucked from
the streets to serve as a whipping boy.Jemmy
dreams of running away but finds himself saddled
with the prince who is a less than desirable
companion. Captured by cutthroats, Jemmy plans
the prince's rescue, which the prince refuses to
accept. He likes the adventure of being a
prisoner! Escaping from thieves, bears, rats and
other dangers, the two boys survive and the lives
of both are changed forever.
Before reading The Whipping Boy,
separate the words below that you think apply
only to Prince Brat and those that apply only to
Jemmy. Are there any that apply to both? Check
your choices after reading the novel. Would you
change your placement of any of the words?
|3. WRITING ACTIVITIES
A) Master Peckwit, Prince Brat's tutor,
was upset. The Prince could neither read nor
write, and since the whipping boy, Jemmy, had to
take the thrashings for the Prince's misdeeds,
the Prince did not care whether he had his
lessons or not. Everyday the Prince has a new
excuse for not showing up with his homework.
Write an excuse for today, using three of the
items in the list below.
|an apple core
|a dead rat
||a tin soldier
|a rusty key
||six fire crackers
|a one-eyed kitten
||a brass doorknob
||a broken window
B) There were many scary moments in The
Whipping Boy. Complete these scary
1. Meeting a bear in the woods is scary but
2. Walking through a dark sewer with rats is
scary but ___________ is terrifying.
3. Being captured by highwaymen is scary but
________________ is terrifying.