The Nine Lives of Aristotle Aristotle is an adventurous cat whose mother didn’t tell him he had nine lives. He got up to so much mischief that trouble wasn’t far from him all the time. On his very first day in residence with his owner Bella Donna, Aristotle climbs to the roof and falls down the chimney. That afternoon, he overturns a full milk jug and is trapped beneath it, carelessness roaming his second life which he looses. The hopeless cat encounters one terrible peril after another with rushing water, racing trains, angry dogs until a terrifying near collision with a speeding truck leaves him with only a single life remaining. The last life of Aristotle is a peaceful and trouble free one which last a long time. A purr-fect book for 5 - 7 year olds and great for anyone else.