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Varjak Paw

Varjak Paw

Published: 13 Mar 2014

Paperback / softback, 256 pages

Recommended for age 7+ and 9+

By SF Said

Illustrated by Dave McKean

Published by Penguin Random House Children's UK

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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. 

Tagged Book Band Sapphire and cats

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A collection of books for Sapphire Band.
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  • Varjak Paw
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  • The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair
  • The Secret of Nightingale Wood
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  • A Dog Called Homeless
  • The Fastest Boy in the World
  • The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing
  • The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing
  • Stormbreaker #1
  • Murder In Midwinter
  • Darkmouth #1
  • The Imaginary
  • Atticus Claw Breaks the Law
  • Chicken Mission
  • Seal Island
  • Toad Rage
  • Loyal Creatures
  • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
  • The Imagination Box
  • The Dreamsnatcher
  • Demolition Dad
  • Street Child
  • Moondial
  • Frost Hollow Hall
  • My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat
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  • Thief!
  • Revolt Against the Romans

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  • Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet#1
  • The Boy At the Back of the Class
  • The Language of Cat
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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  • Lizzie Dripping
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  • Street Child
  • Harry Miller's Run
  • Emil And The Detectives
  • The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
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  • I Was a Rat! Or, The Scarlet Slippers
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