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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409047667
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Varjak Paw

A new edition of this best-selling book reissued alongside five other great titles from David Fickling Books.

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.

  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409047667
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the authors

SF Said

SF Said's first book, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé 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

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.

Praise for Varjak Paw

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


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

An engrossing and exciting story, handsomely produced with superbly atmospheric illustrations by an acclaimed mixed media artist.

Enid Stephenson, Carousel

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