Varjak Paw

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Publisher Description

'Stylish, original and inventive, Varjak Paw is a modern children's classic' Jacqueline Wilson

This cat must learn to fight!

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.

'There are Seven Skills in the way of Jalal,' whispered the Elder Paw. 'We know only three of them. Their names are these. Slow-Time. Moving Circles. Shadow-walking.'

Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all, the mysterious Vanishings.

With stunning illustrations from acclaimed graphic artist Dave McKean, this much-loved story won the Smarties Prize Gold Award and has become a modern classic.

'A beguiling tale that sticks in the memory. The cat's whiskers' The Sunday Times
'Dazzling' The New York Times
'The cat magic mystique is brilliant' - Richard Adams, author of Watership Down
'A story of finding your true strengths by learning to trust your instincts and think for yourself. Striking, edgy illustrations' Financial Times
'Pacy, invigorating and quietly wise' Time Out
'Imagine The Karate Kid directed by David Lynch' Bookmunch.co.uk

Follow Varjak's further adventures in The Outlaw Varjak Paw.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2010
30 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Children's UK
SIZE
9.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Surely sooner ,

Phenomenal

This book is outstanding and has several reasons why. A book with a cat different to his family and he gets treated horribly. You wouldn't find that in any other books so go ahead and read this book!

Varjak the paw ,

Varjak paw

I love this book if you think about it you find that it's better then it looks! SF Said is probably my no.1 writer and I want more Varjak paws or books with animals what fight coz I WUV them.

Whskr ,

Feline Grace and Mystery

Varjak Paw is a story of adventure and discovery. It tells of a cat that is 'different' from his family and how he discovers the power of being true to himself and saving those he loves. It is a book for older readers and grown ups - who will all love it.

It has an oriental feel to it, the images in the book are dramatic and striking. We follow Varjak Paw as he learns the mystical skills that will allow him to overcome his enemies, becoming a small, black and fearless ninja cat, like the martial arts heroes of olden times.

There are enemies to counter and friends in odd p,aces - like the dog he meets! A good story with a second book you
can't wait to read!

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