Tom Canty and Edward Tudor could have been identical twins. Their birthdays and their faces match, but there the likeness stops. For Edward is prince, heir to King Henry VIII of England, whilst Tom is a miserable pauper. But fate intervenes, and their identities become confused. Soon the prince is thrown out of the palace in rags, leaving ignorant Tom to play the part of a royal prince.
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“Twain was . . . enough of a genius to build his morality into his books, with humor and wit and—in the case of The Prince and the Pauper—wonderful plotting.” —E. L. Doctorow
About Mark Twain
MARK TWAIN was born in Missouri in 1835 and died in Connecticut in 1910.
Published by Puffin Books Feb 01, 1996| 288 Pages| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780140367492