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SF Said

  • 5 stars across 3 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.



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    13th March 2014

    Varjak Paw

    'Stylish, original and inventive, Varjak Paw is a modern children's classic' Jacqueline Wilson This cat m... More

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    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... More

    (10 reviews)
    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 st... More

    (7 reviews)
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