Varjak Paw

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Random House Children's Books, Apr 23, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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Mesopotamian Blue cat, Varjak Paw, has never been Outside before; he and his family have always lived in the isolated house at the top of the hill. But Varjak is forced out into the city when the sinister Gentleman and his two menacing cats take over his home. With help from his mystical ancestor, Jalal, Varjak manages to overcome challenges such as self-survival and a threat from the gangland cats, and he ultimately discovers the terrifying secrets behind the Vanishings. But can he save his own family from their fate?

With wonderful integrated illustrations from acclaimed comic book artist Dave McKean, this book will appeal to all ages.


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User Review  - Moem - LibraryThing

Not stunning, but nice. The way the cats talk and think is fairly convincing and Varjak makes for a decent hero. The illustrations definitely add to the atmosphere. The philosophical / mystical part ... Read full review

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User Review  - dogrover - LibraryThing

A young cat with eyes the color of danger makes a choice to leave behind all the crumbling world that he knows to venture into the mysterious Outside. Love for his family and faith in his ancestors ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
13
Section 3
16
Section 4
21
Section 5
55
Section 6
58
Section 7
65
Section 8
67
Section 22
177
Section 23
178
Section 24
181
Section 25
200
Section 26
202
Section 27
203
Section 28
208
Section 29
212

Section 9
70
Section 10
86
Section 11
91
Section 12
95
Section 13
100
Section 14
106
Section 15
130
Section 16
140
Section 17
146
Section 18
152
Section 19
162
Section 20
164
Section 21
171
Section 30
213
Section 31
222
Section 32
230
Section 33
233
Section 34
234
Section 35
239
Section 36
242
Section 37
247
Section 38
249
Section 39
250
Section 40
254
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About the author (2009)

SF Said is one of Britain’s best young writers.

Dave McKean, world-renowned graphic illustrator, illustrated Coraline by Neil Gaiman.


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