Book Reviews of Varjak Paw (Varjak Paw, Bk 1)

Varjak Paw (Varjak Paw, Bk 1)
Varjak Paw - Varjak Paw, Bk 1
Author: S. F. Said, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780440420767
ISBN-10: 0440420768
Publication Date: 5/10/2005
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Varjak Paw (Varjak Paw, Bk 1) on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
(an AR book)
Fantasy/Adventure. My 10 year old said this was the best book she had ever read.
reviewed Varjak Paw (Varjak Paw, Bk 1) on + 774 more book reviews
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!

(Although, just to clarify, the other reviewer is incorrect. This is an illustrated novel, but not a graphic novel.)
reviewed Varjak Paw (Varjak Paw, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
A story about a cat who comes to accept himself. A graphic novel, fast paced.