The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield
Author: John Bemelmans Marciano
Language English
Pages: 144
ISBN10: 0670014060
Genre: Humor
Goodreads Rating: 3.36
ISBN13: 9780670014064
Published: October 3rd 2013 by Viking Books for Young Readers

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 reck he has been. With its wickedly funny story and equally clever illustrations, this is dark humor at its most delicious.