Watch the amazing Book Trailer for Phoenix created by Dave McKean here.
SF Said is a multi-award-winning author. He was born in Lebanon, but has lived in London since he was 2 years old. He wrote his first novel, Varjak Paw (2003), while working as a speechwriter for the Crown Prince of Jordan.
Varjak Pawwon the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for Children's Literature, as well as regional book of the year awards. It has since been adapted as a stage play and an opera, and a film version is in development. It has been translated into 12 languages. Varjak Paw is currently featured on the CLPE's recommended reading list for primary schools, and both books are being taught in classrooms across the UK.
The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC's Blue Peter Book Of The Year, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and won the Leicester Teenage Book Of The Year.
SF's third novel, Phoenix, is an epic space adventure for readers of 9 and up. It was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award; and nominated for both the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Like the Varjak Paw books, it is illustrated by the outstanding artist and film maker Dave McKean.