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Varjak Paw

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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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 135 x 186 x 18mm | 236g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552572292
  • 9780552572293
  • 213,405

Review quote

"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 *show more

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.com Dave McKean (Illustrator) Dave McKean has illustrated and designed many ground-breaking books and graphic novels including Varjak Paw (SF Said), The Magic of Reality (Richard Dawkins), The Savage (David Almond) and The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman). He wrote and illustrated Pictures That Tick and the multi-award winning Cages. He has created hundreds of CD and comic covers and directed five short and three feature films.show more

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"Dazzling"show more

Rating details

3,398 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 43% (1,461)
4 34% (1,147)
3 17% (571)
2 5% (155)
1 2% (64)
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