The Outlaw Varjak Paw by SF Said

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Having saved the city cats from a fate worse than death, Varjak Paw finds himself the leader of a new gang. But will the pressure take its toll on this brave but sometimes naive cat? Soon the city erupts in an all-out gang war as the evil Sally Bones attempts to control all cats. Horrified and outnumbered, Varjak and the others must fight for their freedom or die trying.

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SF Said is a journalist and an expert on children's literature. The Outlaw Varjak Paw is his second novel. He lives in London.Dave McKean's illustrations have appeared in Coraline and The Wolves in the Wall by Neil Gaiman.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published November 3, 2005 by RANDOM HOUSE CHILDRE. 272 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Varjak tries to defy Sally on behalf of the Free Cats, to find that even the Way is not sufficient against her malevolent powers—while his dreams of his ancestor Jalal promise “something more powerful than fighting.” The tone here is more subtly surreal than the baroque conclusion of the first bo...

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) Razor is one of the thugs employed by the one-eyed cat destined to become Varjak's great enemy — Sally Bones, who has mastered the same secret skills that Varjak has just begun to use.

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