I am on a mission to read all 89 winners of the Newbery medel. The Whipping Boy was number 27. It jumped to the top of the pile based on a recommendation by my nine-year-old son. He is reading it in his third grade reading group and loving it.
And Peter Sis illustrated this edition. Need I say more? No, of course not, brilliance speaks for itself.
If we ever run away, we hope the heck it’s with Jemmy.