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Varjak Paw

by Sf Said
Illustrator Dave Mckean

Random House Children's Books | May 10, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Varjak Paw is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.75 × 5.16 × 0.63 in

Published: May 10, 2005

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440420768

ISBN - 13: 9780440420767

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated out of 5 by from very interesting,fantastic book with many descriptive words.
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great details. must read for all very entertaining. kept me fascinated to the end. thought it was for teens only at first, cant wait to read the next one..
Date published: 2012-04-29

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Varjak Paw

by Sf Said
Illustrator Dave Mckean

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.75 × 5.16 × 0.63 in

Published: May 10, 2005

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440420768

ISBN - 13: 9780440420767

About the Book

Varjak Paw has never been Outside before. But the Mesopotamian blue cat is forced out into the city when the sinister Gentleman and his two menacing cats take over his home. With mystical help from his ancestor Jalal, can Varjak save his own family? Illustrations.

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Varjak Paw Excerpt Chapter One The Elder Paw was telling a story. It was a Jalal tale, one of the best. Varjak loved to hear his grandfather’s tales of their famous ancestor: how Jalal fought the fiercest warrior cats, how he was the mightiest hunter, how he came out of Mesopotamia and travelled to the ends of the earth, further than any cat had been before. But today, the Elder Paw’s tale just made Varjak restless. So what if Jalal had such exciting adventures? Varjak never would. Jalal had ended his days in the Contessa’s house. His family of Mesopotamian Blues had stayed here ever since. The old place must have been full of light and life in Jalal’s time, generations ago—but now it was full of dust and musty smells. The windows were always closed, the doors locked. There was a garden, but it was surrounded by a high stone wall. Jalal was the last to cross it. In all the years since then, no one had ever left the Contessa’s house. Now, no one except Varjak was even listening to the tale of Jalal’s adventures. Father, Mother and Aunt Juni were dozing in the late afternoon light that trickled through the thick green windows. His big brother Julius was flexing his muscles; his cousin Jasmine was fiddling with her collar. His litter brothers Jay, Jethro and Jerome were playing one of those kittenish games that Varjak could never see the point of, and wasn’t allowed to join in anyway. No one was looking at him. This was his chance.
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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.


From the Hardcover edition.

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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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

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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Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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