Varjak Paw

SF Said (author)


Book 1 from Varjak Paw series


“Varjak Paw” is a thrilling adventure of a young Mesopotamian Blue kitten learning a secret martial art, The Way. Facing dangerous dogs, cat gangs, and mysterious Vanishings in the city, Varjak’s journey is a captivating tale of bravery, friendship, and self-discovery, beautifully illustrated by Dave McKean.

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Number of pages: 256

Published: 13 March 2014

SKU: 9780552572293 Categories: ,


Embark on a mesmerizing journey with Varjak Paw, the Mesopotamian Blue kitten, in this best-selling and critically acclaimed novel. Varjak, a young and curious kitten, has lived his entire life within the confines of a grand but decaying house perched on a hill. His world is turned upside down when a visit from his wise grandfather unveils the existence of The Way – an ancient and secretive martial art known only to their feline lineage.

As Varjak ventures beyond the safety of his home for the first time, he finds himself in a sprawling city filled with perils at every corner. From menacing dog packs to cunning cat gangs, and the eerie enigma of the Vanishings, Varjak must quickly master the art of The Way to navigate and survive in this new, treacherous world.

This captivating tale is brought to life through the stunning illustrations of Dave McKean, whose distinctive artwork adds depth and emotion to Varjak’s story. “Varjak Paw” is not just a story of adventure; it is a heartwarming celebration of friendship, loyalty, and embracing one’s uniqueness. Its rich narrative and memorable characters have earned it accolades and praise, making it a modern classic in children’s literature.

Celebrated author Jacqueline Wilson hails it as “Stylish, original and inventive,” while The Sunday Times praises it as “a beguiling tale that sticks in the memory.” “Varjak Paw” is an enchanting read for children and adults alike, inviting readers into a world where courage, self-discovery, and the bond of friendship triumph.

Join Varjak on his extraordinary journey in “Varjak Paw” and continue to follow his adventures in the sequel, “The Outlaw Varjak Paw.” This book is a treasure that promises to captivate and inspire, leaving an indelible mark on the heart and imagination.

Additional information

Weight 220 g
Dimensions 18.6 × 13.5 × 1.9 cm



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