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❮PDF❯ ✯ Varjak Paw ⚣ Author S.F. Said – Ebooks2020.co chapter 1 Varjak Paw, meaning Varjak Paw, genre Varjak Paw, book cover Varjak Paw, flies Varjak Paw, Varjak Paw 98702a700aef4 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


10 thoughts on “Varjak Paw

  1. says:

    first, let s focus on the artwork, because i saw this cover somewhere and i knew that i needed to read this book, no matter what its contents i really do love dave mckean he has been responsible for some of my favorite jonathan carroll covers, and the man just really knows how to draw cats.he manages to get cat mannerisms down perfectly with such an economy of line i love it the only person whose cats even come close, and with a totally different tone is jeffrey brown he gets all the cute stuff mckean settles for the slinky, creepy, dangerous cats.fortunately for me, the book is also very good it is the story of a purebred housecat who goes on a mission to find a dog in order to rescue his family from a bad man with two seriously bad cats who have taken over the house along the way he learns some ancient secret cat fighting tricks in order to survive on the streets and meets some cat gangs and learns about the ways a cat can just go missing on the streetssaid does a good job of juxtaposing the pet cats with the feral ones the stakes of each and their own particular values and mythologies and now i am off to read the sequel come to my blog


  2. says:

    Book no 1 of the 16 cat bookshttp theliteraturevixen.booklikes.cVarjak Paw is the only one in his family of noble Mesopotamian Blue cats whose eyes arent green and he is constantly teased and ridiculed for this reason.His older brother even claims this is the reason their owner the Contessa has stoppedvisiting them and only stays in her room One who doesnt make fun of him is his grandfather the Elder Paw and Varjak loves to listen to him tell stories about their ancestor Jalals adventures.One day a strange Gentleman arrives with two ominiously black cats and takes the contessa away Varjak and his grandfather are the only ones who thinks to question the weird events,but the others thinks things are just fine as long as the gentleman keeps feeding them.The Elder Paw tells Varjak that he needs to go find something called a dog,because its the only thing that can scare the Gentleman away so while the Elder Paw distracts the black cats Varjak sneaks over the wall but he knows they killed his grandfather.In the end Varjak makes it to the city where he makes friends with two cats who teaches him the ways of the city.But even the city has dangers like rival cat gangs and cats mysteriously going missing.And he still needs to find a dog.And then there are the Dreams.This was a great book with actual depth to it and not just a cutesy books about cats.For a middle grade book it actually had some dark themes.Maybe its not as dark as Felidae but it does feature some unsettling things that had you wonder even at the end of the book what was going on The fact you only see the story unfold from a cats viewpoint makes some things unclear and makes the villain the Gentleman seem even twisted than if we had viewed it from a human characters viewpoint Varjak was a symphatetic character even if he was far from forceful in his actions and when he finally through his experiences in the city takes charge of things he does suffer a lapse towards the end of the book and falls back into his old role.He gets better though So its a coming of age story too.The others characters are cats with some human traits but I never felt they were humans in cats bodies.There were just enough catlike qualities to make them interesting.There is a sequel called Varjak the Outlaw wich I plan to read.


  3. says:

    Can t believe this brilliant book has escaped me for so long Beautifully written and illustrated Possibly too challenging for my Y3 class but keen to share widely with all children across KS2.


  4. says:

    I saw this book in the store, and the cat on the front cover was so adorable that I had to buy it for my sister Of course, then I had to read it before giving it to her This is definitely a kids book not even YA, but for younger children.However it s also an excellent book McKean s illustrations are perfect for the characters and the story.Varjak is a young Mesopotamian Blue cat who s been brought up to think he s something special However, when his owner disappears and a strange and sinister man appears in his family s house, a dream connection with his legendary ancestor leads him to venture into the dangerous outside world, where he learns to reevaluate his priorities as well as questing to save his family from the danger he s sure they re in.It s a sweet story but it s also got some genuinely spooky elements and it s definitely in the realm of the fantastic.Oh yeah, and did I mention how excellent Dave McKean s illustrations are He rocks


  5. says:

    I originally gave this book 2 stars, I felt it was unrealistic and dull, no doubt because the whole idea of a kung fu cat turned me off before I had even started reading, so I didn t give it a chance Upon discussion, I realised I was being unfair and was persuaded to re read it The second time I found myself liking the characters, even though I knew the ending I still worried when they were in danger and felt their true friendships on the cold hard streets of the city, I willed them on their way I realised how brave Varjak was, how fiercely loyal Holly was, and how gentle and sweet Tam was, and enjoyed the characters and the story with much depth.


  6. says:

    I bought this at a book sale one day and I only bought it because it had a cat on its coverand I am not disappointed What can I say I m a cat person Although this is of a children s book and I could totally predict what could happen, I still found myself enjoying it Teaches some lessons and the artwork is pretty neat.


  7. says:

    Almost a life manual for us all The idea that no one is too special to help others and that comfort zones hold us back seem to have special relevance to the UK s current treatment of refugees.Clever writing and brilliant characters it s easy sometimes to forget it s about cats


  8. says:

    Brilliant book Vividly imagined by SF Said with stunning illustrations by Dave McKean This is a must read for MG fans.


  9. says:

    My sister is doing a reading competition for her school and was given a bunch of books to read, and this was one of them I try not to pass up a chance at reading free books, even if they re ones I wouldn t pick out of a bookshop, and thankfully Varjak Paw, though a children s book, turned out to be a great read extremely easy and fast to get through without being boring at any point, it had lovable main characters and beautiful atmospheric illustrations as expected of Dave McKean, whose work I was familiar with from Coraline he was half the reason that book gave me nightmares.It did confuse me sometimes though it was only until I literally turned the last page and closed the cover to see the preview of the second book on the back, which featured the blurb The Kung Fu Kitty is Back , that I realized that I should have been visualizing all the fight scenes in a martial arts sense rather than just, you know, cat fights All through the book I d had trouble imagining how cats could fight using such fancy moves in my mind There was also the matter of the toy cats that play a role in the end I d initially thought of them as normal battery powered talking cat toys, then taxidermied cats, but then it seemed like they were some kind of mind controlled robot cat hybrids And finally, it felt to me like Varjak s successes were too easily handed to him he basically became a warrior through deus ex machina dreams and was able to use new Skills almost as soon as he learned them, after only being shown them once or in some cases just having them explained to him And in the first place, it s never really explained why he has these lucid dreams.All this, along with the basic, tired plot of main character is shunned by family because he is different and doesn t conform to what they think is normal but finds out he is different because he is special stopped me just short of giving it four stars Despite that, it was an undeniably fun read, and I d have to say it would make a great movie, in a stylized and artistic sense or gritty and dark sense like Watership Down not in a kiddy CG animated cash grab sense, blegh.


  10. says:

    This thrilling story follows Varjak Paw, a Mesopotamian Blue cat living in the house of Contessa on top of a hill His family bully and ignore him, and his eyes are the colour of danger Varjak Paw is successfully portrayed as different to everybody else something that some children may be able to relate to , and soon becomes increasingly desperate to see the world outside of the Contessa s house, something he has never done The Contessa soon becomes sick, and when a sinister man with two black cats comes onto the scene, Varjak is certain that the Contessa is dead Varjak s desire to leave the house on the hill becomes reality when the Elder Paw, the head of the family, tells Varjak to journey to the outside and to bring back a dog to scare the man away Eager to succeed, Varjak learns the way of Jalal, an ancient martial art passed down through his ancestors S.F Said s choice to mix cat behaviour with martial arts is really effective, whilst the beautiful illustrations by Dave McKean help bring the story to the next level.In the story, Varjak also learns about sacrifice, prejudice and how to build relationships, making this book ideal for discussion about feelings Although the story is simple, it is fast paced and had me gripped from start to finish It s a pleasantly creepy story, and the mood is pretty dark a lot of the time The ideas are very original and S.F Said adds suspense sufficiently Said s beautiful use of metaphors and similes make this literate, challenging and engaging enough for children, and the unpredictable ending will make this book very memorable.Although appealing to children, Varjak Paw has many qualities that a variety of ages would appreciate With its dark nature, I feel that it would not be appropriate for very young children, however this is a fantastic choice for children that love a creepy adventure