Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

SF Said

  • 5 stars across 4 books

   SF Said (Author)  
   SF Said  's first book,  Varjak Paw  , won the Nestle Smarties Prize for Children's Literature. The sequel,  The Outlaw Varjak Paw  , won the BBC Blue Peter Book Of The Year.  Phoenix   is his third book. He has written widely about literature, films and the arts for  The Guardian   and  The Daily Telegraph  ; and works regularly with CLPE, promoting reading and literacy in schools.
 For more information on SF and his books, please visit
   Dave McKean (Illustrator)  
   Dave McKean  has illustrated and designed many ground-breaking books and graphic novels including  Varjak Paw   (SF Said),  The Magic of Reality   (Richard Dawkins),  The Savage   (David Almond) and  The Graveyard Book   (Neil Gaiman). He wrote and illustrated  Pictures That Tick  and the multi-award winning  Cages  . He has created hundreds of CD and comic covers and directed five short and three feature films.



If you would like to provide a video review please sign up to our video panel.

youtube video play button

13th March 2014

Varjak Paw

This cat must learn to fight!Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten, who lives high up in an old house on a hill.He's ... MoreVarjak Paw

(43 reviews) Review
6th October 2022


Adam has found something incredible in a rubbish dump in London. A mysterious, mythical, magical animal. A TYGER. And th... MoreTyger

(12 reviews) Review
10th April 2014

The Outlaw Varjak Paw

The second adventure in the life of the extraordinary Mesopotamian Blue, Varjak Paw: kung fu for cats!Having saved the c... MoreThe Outlaw Varjak Paw

(10 reviews) Review
11th December 2014


A BOY WITH THE POWER OF A STAR . . . Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars ar... MorePhoenix

(10 reviews) Review
Image to show page is loading Show More Books

New Book

Most Popular Book

Recent Reviews

  • Varjak Paw

    Varjak Paw

    Reading this book at school and wanted my own copy.  I love cats, lions, tigers and all big cats mostly but all animals.  I am really enjoying this as...

  • Tyger


    What a great book! This is not my usual read, but it was recommended by a shop assistant in Waterstones. It was their 'book of the month'. Really plea...

  • Varjak Paw

    Varjak Paw

    This was a good book.
    Summary: Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's...

Series by
SF Said