A favorite children’s book for over a century, The Print and the Pauper is the fanciful story of two sixteenth-century boys who exchange identities. One is Edward, the young son of Henry VIII, and the other is Tom Canty, a poor London beggar. When the two boys, who happen to have been born on the same day and look remarkably alike, meet one day by chance, they decide to trade clothes – and lives.
Full of humor and thrilling adventure, this edition has been skillfully abridged to retain all the excitment and flavor of the original while streamlining the text for young readers. Twenty-eight new illustrations help bring the story to life.