Category: Book
Illustrated By: Klassen, Jon
By (author): Pennypacker, Sara
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Foxes
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings unde
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.75in x 5.50in x 1.05in
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From The Publisher*

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.

At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be-with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox.

Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . .

Review Quote*"Moving and poetic."
Review Quote*"Pennypacker's expert, evenhanded storytelling reveals stunning depth in a relatively small package."
Review Quote*"In an exceptionally powerful, if grim story, Pennypacker does a remarkable job of conveying the gritty perspective of a sheltered animal that must instantly learn to live in the wild."
Review Quote*"A startling work of fiction that should be read-and discussed-by children and adults alike."
Review Quote*"Searingly honest and heartbreakingly lovely, Pax is, quite simply, a masterpiece."
Review Quote*"A sweeping and enchanting wartime story of trust, loyalty, betrayal, and the love of a boy for the fox he's raised since he was a kit. A master storyteller, Pennypacker leads the reader along a path of shifting hopes to the story's heart-wrenching conclusion."