Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440420767, 256pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2005
Mesopotamian Blue cat, Varjak Paw, has never been Outside before; he and his family have always lived in the isolated house at the top of the hill. But Varjak is forced out into the city when the sinister Gentleman and his two menacing cats take over his home. With help from his mystical ancestor, Jalal, Varjak manages to overcome challenges such as self-survival and a threat from the gangland cats, and he ultimately discovers the terrifying secrets behind the Vanishings. But can he save his own family from their fate?
With wonderful integrated illustrations from acclaimed comic book artist Dave McKean, this book will appeal to all ages.
Dave McKean, world-renowned graphic illustrator, illustrated Coraline by Neil Gaiman.
"From the Hardcover edition.
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,""
Dave McKean is best known for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman series of graphic novels and for his CD covers for musicians from Tori Amos to Alice Cooper. He also illustrated Neil Gaiman's picture books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, and Crazy Hair. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also a photographer.