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The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield
Ages 10 and up
Illustrated by: Sophie Blackall
ISBN: 9780670014064
Price: $16.99
Published by: Penguin Young Readers Group

The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

by John Bemelmans Marciano

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.

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