Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way – a secret martial art for cats.
Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs, and strangest of all, the mysterious Vanishings...
"Stylish, original and inventive, Varjak Paw is a modern children's classic" – Jacqueline Wilson
"Combines a riveting, action-filled story with the timeless wisdom of the philosophers of the Far East... the effect is dazzling" – New York Times
"The cat magic mystique is brilliant" – Richard Adams, author of Watership Down
"Imagine The Karate Kid directed by David Lynch" – bookmunch.co.uk
- Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold Medal
- Gateshead Children's Book Of The Year
- West Sussex Children's Book Award
- Stockton Children's Book Of The Year