The Whipping Boy Summary
Sid Fleischman

Everything you need to understand or teach The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.

  • The Whipping Boy Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Whipping Boy Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Whipping Boy Summary

The Whipping Boy is a well-written adventure story that on its surface is as funny as anything Fleischman has written. Beneath this humorous surface, however, is a dark story suffused with an intense indignation at the plight of an innocent child snatched from the streets and made a victim of an unjust social convention. Although the convention of the royal whipping boy no longer exists, modern children are still being victimized, and tough...

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Lesson Plan

The Whipping Boy Lesson Plans contain 104 pages of teaching material, including: