The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

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"As Marciano is descended from Ludwig Bemelmans, so might Alexander Baddenfield be descended from Madeline's nemesis-turned-friend Pepito 'The Bad Hat.'"*
Alexander Baddenfield is a horrible boy--a really horrible boy--who is the last in a long line of lying, thieving scoundrels. One day, Alexander has an astonishing idea. Why not transplant the nine lives from his cat into himself? Suddenly, Alexander has lives to spare, and goes about using them up, attempting the most outrageous feats he can imagine. Only when his lives start running out, and he is left with only one just like everyone else, does he realize how reckless he has been.
With its wickedly funny story and equally clever illustrations, this is dark humor at its most delicious.
*Review from School LIbrary Journal
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 135 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 14mm | 140g
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147512336
  • 9780147512338
  • 575,558

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Praise for "The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield"
"Deliciously wicked"--"Booklist"
"Fun for a sophisticated reader, with puns, anagrams, and good-natured satirical potshots"--"The Horn Book"
"There's devilish humor to be found..."--"Publishers Weekly"
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About John Bemelmans Marciano

John lives in Brooklyn, where he shares an art studio with Sergo Ruzzier, Brian Floca, and Sophie Blackall.





Sophie Blackall is a New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator. She is originally from Australia and has illustrated over 25 books for children. Her books Include the Ivy and Bean series, as well as BIG RED LOLLIPOP, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Sophie also lives in Brooklyn, where she also shares an art studio with Sergio Ruzzier and Brian Floca. She sits close enough to John Bemelmans Marciano to throw her eraser at him, but she hardly ever does.
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Rating details

412 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 13% (55)
4 30% (123)
3 41% (169)
2 11% (44)
1 5% (21)
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