Tom Canty has always wanted to be rich, until he meets the Prince of Wales - and they switch places! Tom quickly finds out that being rich and powerful isn't nearly as fun as he'd hoped. Now he wants his old life back, but the real prince has disappeared! This timeless classic by Mark Twain makes another excellent addition to the Step into Classics line.
About the Author
Jane E. Gerver is the author and illustrator of numerous books for young readers. She’s also adapted several classics, such as Jane Eyre and The Prince and the Pauper, to help introduce children to literature.
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Prince and the Pauper based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain Why I picked this book up: I wanted to read this classic and I hadn¿t read it before. It was a fun start from the beginning in my opinion. I was totally into this book!Why I finished this book: I finished it because there was so much to this book, kids were stuck, they thought Tom whom they thought was the prince was crazy but would not call him out of reverence and all that but it really was much more about, merciful leadership than a fanciful tale with a moral lesson that I really appreciated. The real prince learned the importance of balancing strength and grace, not just blind power.Rating: I¿d give this book a 4.25 star rating out of 5 stars. I really liked this book it was fun and now I¿m waiting for my oldest to read it. He¿s been flying through huge books (about one a day) for weeks already. It¿s fun to see.
This book really touches on important topics, but in a very discreet way. It shows the importance of honesty, perserverance, and loyalty in a beautifully written tale. Mark Twain captures the essence of sixteenth century England, and what life was like, not only for the poor of the time, but the royalty as well. Both of the main characters, Prince Edward and young Tom Canty learn valuable lessons in life. Tom learns the hardships of being a king and learns to greater appreciate his simple life while doing much to improve the quality of life for England's poor. Through Edward's many trial in trying to reclaim his throne he meets many people and sees many hardships that make him a far wiser King and ruler.
Defiently a MUST read if you like Medival stuff.