Varjak Paw is a cat who, as a pedigree, lives in a house with his family. Their owner mysteriously disappears and a man, accompanied by two rather nasty cats, take control of the house. Varjak, encouraged by Elder Paw, goes ‘outside’ to find help. A tale of friendship, loyalty, good versus bad and determination. It introduces the idea of ‘gangs’, being yourself and standing up for what you believe in. Very well written with lovely language.
Sequel: The Outlaw Varjak Paw