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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.
Grade 5-7–This sequel to Varjak Paw (Random, 2003) continues the story of a cat with ninjalike powers taught to him by an ancestor while he dreams. Varjak is now living in the city with his feline friends, Holly and Tam, and canine friend, Cludge. Evil Sally Bones is starting to invade the neutral places in the city with her clan of cat warriors. She is more adept at using the Seven Skills than Varjak and can see into his mind at times. He wishes to lead a peaceful life, but he is drawn into the fight against Sally Bones when she takes a kitten hostage. Like the first book, this one continues with the wisdom and learning of Eastern philosophy. It is fast paced with vivid battle scenes that make it impossible to put down. The society that Said has created with his warrior cats is both realistic and fantastic. The unique combination of animal tale and martial arts is a winning one.–Tasha Saecker, Caestecker Public Library, Green Lake, WI
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