The Outlaw Varjak Paw


In this exciting sequel to the wonderful Varjak Paw S F Said returns to his highly popular titular character.  Varjak is living in the great Outside with his friends, but he is a marked cat, having crossed swords with the fearsome Sally Bones, leader of the district’s ruling gang. Once again, Sally knows Varjak’s secrets and how his mastery of the Way’s mystical powers – but how?

Cast as the ‘Outlaw Varjak Paw’, with a bounty on his head, Varjak sets out with his rag-tag band of friends and allies, to face what might be his nemesis.  S F Said is a master in building tension and excitement. Confident readers will love his characters and the stylish way his story unfolds towards its crescendo.

We recommend ‘The Outlaw Varjak Paw‘ to readers who love adventure, fantasy and tales dipped in mysticism. Confident, devoted readers aged from 8 or 9 years of age, will love this title.


The Outlaw Varjak Paw

S F Said, illustrations by Dave McKean


Varjak Paw, the cat with special and mystical powers, returns in this excellent sequel.  Now living with his friends Tam, Holly and Cludge, he is cast as an outlaw by Sally Bones, the fearsome leader of the gang that rules the land by fear and intimidation.  But Sally also seems to know Varjak’s secrets, how can that be so?  Varjak and his rag-tag bunch know they must eventually face up to the gang, just as Varjak knows he must take on Sally Bones.

This is a stylish, original and inventive story that builds to an exciting climax and will delight confident readers ages 9-12. A winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year.


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