By Sara Pennypacker
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Recommended grade level – 3rd – 7th
From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully written, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic that will be beloved for generations to come.
Pax and his boy Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a wee kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter’s dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.
When Peter is left for safekeeping at his grandfather’s house, three hundred miles away from home, he knows he isn’t where he should be – with Pax. Peter strikes out on his own in search of his beloved friend, despite the encroaching war. While Pax is waiting for his boy with an uncanny resolve that he will come back for him, he finds adventures and discoveries of his own. He falls in with a group of wild foxes, who teach him the necessities of life in the wild and some sobering truths about war, peace, love and loss.
Reviewed by Staff