The Prince and the Pauper

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Two boys are born on the same day in sixteenth-century England; one is a beggar, and the other is the Prince of Wales. Growing up, Tom Canty daydreams of hobnobbing with nobility, while Edward Tudor, son of King Henry VIII, longs for freedom beyond the castle walls. One day, the boys have a chance encounter, realize that they look a lot alike, and decide to switch places. But they soon learn that idealistic fantasies don’t match up with reality. American author Mark Twain first published his historical fiction novel in 1881 in Canada and in 1882 in the United States; this unabridged version from an 1882 edition features illustrations from Frank T. Merrill, John J. Harley, and L. S. Ipsen.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV007000, JUV016040
Dewey 800
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 1090
ATOS Reading Level 9.5
Accelerated Reader® Points 13.0
Features Endnote and Table of contents

Author: Mark Twain

Illustrator: L. S. Ipsen

Illustrator: John J. Harley

Illustrator: Frank T. Merrill