The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield (Hardcover)
Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670014064, 144pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2013
With its wickedly funny story and equally clever illustrations, this is dark humor at its most delicious.
About the Author
Sophie Blackall is also a New York Times best-selling 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 LOLLYPOP, 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.
Praise For The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield…
Blackall's characteristically knowing illustrations and dramatic design decisions reinforce Marciano's gleefully morbid humor . . . [an] envelope-pushing bonbon." —Kirkus Reviews
"Fun for a sophisticated reader, with puns, anagrams, and good-natured satirical potshots." —The Horn Book
"The amusing, if macabre, premise is abetted by Blackall's slightly creepy gray and black-toned illustrations . . . Good fun." —School Library Journal