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Tom Canty, a boy of the London slums, and Edward Tudor, a boy destined to be king of England, were born on the same day. Though worlds apart, they were so amazingly similar in features they could have been mistaken for twins. A chance encounter in the castle brings them together, and an impish plan prompts the two to exchange clothing. The plan backfires when Edward is mistaken for a peasant and, in spite of his protests, is thrown out into the streets to endure the life of the slums, and poor, frightened Tom is forced to assume the role of royalty.
Public Domain (P)2015 Books In Motion
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By Marsha L. Woerner on 11-21-17

Something society needs to keep in mind

Another book that I was supposed to read in grade school – theoretically, I read it in junior high. Emphasis on"theoretically"…
Apparently, Mark Twain took time out of writing of Huckleberry Finn to write this book – my impression is that it was his favorite and most notable to him. It points out the intense differences between how individuals were treated simply because of birth, and it points out the ridiculous of this! Clearly, we in the US ought to keep this in mind when we denigrate people simply because of their evident circumstances! A telling book of the ages…
The overall idea seems cliché, but perhaps that's because of this book.

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