paxAuthor: Pennypacker, Sara Klassen, Jon (Illustrator)
Pub. Date: 2016
Pages: 288
List Price: 21
Suggested Grades: 5 to 9
FICTION – (Included in the Middle, Elementary Extra and Secondary Extra Packages – hardcover)

“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.

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.

To date the book has garnered rave reviews including four starred reviews.”

A discussion guide is available online from here

Kirkus Starred Review“Moving and poetic.”