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The outlaw Varjak Paw

The outlaw Varjak Paw

Said, S. F; McKean, Dave

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?

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Corgi, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: S.F. Said ; illustrated by Dave McKean
ISBN: 0552551562, 9780552551564
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: Oxford: David Fickling, 2005.
Physical Description: 263 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Subject: Cats Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4
Interest Level: MY
Points: 6
Quiz Number: 217303

Author note

SF Said (Author)

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.Phoenixis his third book. He has written widely about literature, films and the arts forThe GuardianandThe Daily Telegraph; and works regularly with CLPE, promoting reading and literacy in schools.
For more information on SF and his books, please visit

Dave McKean (Illustrator)

Dave McKeanhas illustrated and designed many ground-breaking books and graphic novels includingVarjak Paw(SF Said),The Magic of Reality(Richard Dawkins),The Savage(David Almond) andThe Graveyard Book(Neil Gaiman). He wrote and illustratedPictures That Tickand the multi-award winningCages. He has created hundreds of CD and comic covers and directed five short and three feature films.

Back cover copy

'You will be an outlaw now, Varjak Paw - and there will be no place to hide!'

Varjak Paw is back.

There are Seven Skills that give a cat great power, and Varjak Paw knows them all. He can fight, he can hunt, he can walk unseen.

There's just one problem. Sally Bones, the thin white cat who leads the city's deadliest gang, also knows the Skills. She knows even more than Varjak does. And now she's coming to get him . . .

'Original and amazingly engrossing'Telegraph

Praise forVarjak Paw, Smarties Book Prize Gold Award Winner:

'Dazzling'New York Times

'Stylish, original and inventive . . . a modern children's classic'Jacqueline Wilson