Varjak Paw

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What to expect

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.

Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious Vanishings.

Critics Review

  • A beguiling tale that sticks in the memory. The cat’s whiskers

    The Sunday Times
  • Stylish, original and inventive, Varjak Paw is a modern children’s classic

  • Dazzling

    The New York Times
  • The book is compulsive reading; we are with Varjak every step of his way, willing him to succeed. Independent readers of 9 upwards will treasure it, not least for its illustrations, and some will camp out on the publisher’s doorstep for the sequel

    Ann Hay, The School Librarian
  • The cat magic mystique is brilliant

    Author of Watership Down

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