The Nine Lives of Aristotle by Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith’s mischievous narrative and Bob Graham’s sweet, humorous watercolors capture the first eight lives of a kitten who’s ready to scamper his way into hearts everywhere.

Aristotle the kitten is so adventurous that it’s a good thing cats have nine lives. What’s even better is that Aristotle has found the kind witch Bella Donna to be his owner. Somehow she is always there when he gets into trouble, whether tumbling down the chimney, tipping over a giant milk jug, or tearing away from a snarling watchdog - just as a truck comes areening by. Is it luck? Or maybe a little bit of magic?

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Bob Graham is the award-winning creator of many books for children, including MAX; "LET'S GET A PUP!" SAID KATE, a BOSTON GLOBE -- HORN BOOK AWARD winner; and JETHRO BYRD, FAIRY CHILD. Illustrating the first eight of Aristotle's nine lives gave him great enjoyment. "Being the illustrator," he says, "I left Aristotle on the last page as safe as I could, in front of the TV with Bella Donna." Bob Graham lives in Victoria, Australia, with his wife, two children, and - of course - various pets.
Published August 25, 2003 by Candlewick. 80 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Deciding that a white familiar might be a nice change, Bella Donna the witch brings Aristotle home to her comfy cottage—only to see him come plunging down the chimney after an exploration of the thatched roof (there’s one life gone), then shortly thereafter out of a tall tree into a rushing strea...

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