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Varjak Paw

Written by S. F. Said

Illustrated by Dave McKean

Part of the Varjak Paw Series

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Beguiling and mysterious , thought provoking and as wise as the feline hero, this is becoming a modern classic.


Varjak Paw Synopsis

Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way - a secret martial art for cats. Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious Vanishings.

Varjak Paw Press Reviews

A beguiling tale that sticks in the memory. The cat's whiskers - The Sunday Times

Stylish, original and inventive, Varjak Paw is a modern children's classic Dazzling - The New York Times

The book is compulsive reading; we are with Varjak every step of his way, willing him to succeed. Independent readers of 9 upwards will treasure it, not least for its illustrations, and some will camp out on the publisher's doorstep for the sequel - Ann Hay, The School Librarian

The cat magic mystique is brilliant -- Richard Adams - Author of Watership Down

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ISBN: 9780552572293
Publication date: 13/03/2014
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552572293
Publication date: 13th March 2014
Author: S. F. Said
Illustrator: Dave McKean
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers

About S. F. Said

SF Said (Author) SF Said's first book, Varjak Paw, won the Nestle Smarties Prize for Children's Literature. The sequel,The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC Blue Peter Book Of The Year. Phoenix is his third book. He has written widely about literature, films and the arts for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph; and works regularly with CLPE, promoting reading and literacy in schools. For more information on SF and his books, please visit www.sfsaid.comDave McKean (Illustrator) Dave McKean has illustrated and designed many ground-breaking books and graphic novels including Varjak Paw (SF Said), The Magic of ...

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