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The Outlaw Varjak Paw

Written by S. F. Said

Illustrated by Dave McKean

Part of the Varjak Paw Series

The Outlaw Varjak Paw Synopsis

Having saved the city cats from a fate worse than death, Varjak Paw finds himself the elected and popular leader of a new gang - a gang that supports freedom and kindness for all. But will the pressure take its toll on this brave yet sometimes naive cat? Soon the city erupts in an all-out gang war as the evil Sally Bones attempts to control the lives of all cats. Horrified and outnumbered, Varjak and the others must fight for their freedom or die trying; can Jalal's Way really be the best way? This is another thrilling adventure, eagerly awaited by all Varjak fans, both young and old.

The Outlaw Varjak Paw Press Reviews

Original and amazingly engrossing ... it is much enhanced by its high-quality production and the beautiful illustrations by Dave McKean -- Sarah Crompton Daily Telegraph To today's overprotected children, Varjak Paw is the perfect emblem of the joys and dangers of freedom. Beautifully illustrated by Dave McKeen and written in spine-tingling prose, the novels have a suspenseful edginess that children instantly respond to -- Amanda Craig The Times A wonderfully original creation: a fearless feline with a gift for whizzy martial arts ... grippingly vivid ... Dave McKean's scratchy, lean drawings perfectly capture Said's dark narrative Evening Standard It's refreshing to enter a world of cats. And not just any old cats, but the rich collection of heroes and villains in the world of Varjak Paw ... The Outlaw Varjak Paw is another swift, compelling tale. And Varjak is an appealing and believable hero The New York Times The bleakness of the story is magnified by Dave McKean's brilliant illustrations. The combination of his blood-spattered paintings and Said's staccato descriptions lends the fight scenes an almost balletic quality ... The world inhabited by these emaciated cats becomes engrossing, while the emotional ambiguities offer plenty for adults to think about Time Out

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849920469
Publication date: 1st July 2010
Author: S. F. Said
Illustrator: Dave McKean
Publisher: David Fickling Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages

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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