|Illustrated By:||Klassen, Jon|
|By (author):||Pennypacker, Sara|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Foxes|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings unde|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship|
|Awards:||National Book Award Longlist
Amazon.com Best Books of the Year
|Size:||7.75in x 5.50in x 0.84in|
|From The Publisher*|
National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year
This paperback edition has french flaps.
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*||"Pax the book is like Pax the fox: half wild and wholly beautiful."|
|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*||"An emotional, thought-provoking story of conflict, loyalty, and love."|
|Review Quote*||"Sometimes an author steps aside from a popular series to break new ground, as evidenced in this arresting novel, at once a wilderness adventure about survival and a philosophical foray into big questions."|
|Review Quote*||"Pennypacker's elegant language and insight into human nature spin a fable extolling empathy above all. By the novel's poignant ending, Pennypacker has gently made the case that all of us should aspire to that view-children and adults alike."|
|Review Quote*||"Searingly honest and heartbreakingly lovely, Pax is, quite simply, a masterpiece."|