Pax (Hardcover)

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By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
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-- Chapter & Verse Book Club selection, July 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin

— From Chapter & Verse

Almost thirteen-year-old Peter has a pet fox, named Pax, that he rescued from the wild as a kit. They are BFF. When Peter's dad, a widower, enlists in the military, Peter must go stay with his grandfather and Pax must be returned to the wild. This is very traumatic for Peter. He believes that Pax will not survive in the wild, so Peter decides to sneak away from his grandfather's one night and go in search of Pax. This proves to be a dangerous adventure, especially when Peter falls and breaks a leg. In alternating chapters, Pax's journey is told as he attempts to return to "his boy." Think Charlotte's Web and "Old Yeller" combined. Have the tissue box handy!

-- Marilyn staff pick, April 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin

— From Marilyn's Picks


National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year

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. . . .

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780062377012
ISBN-10: 0062377019
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English