Pax

Pax

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National Book Award Longlist * New York Times BestsellerFrom 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. . . .
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9780062377036
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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violet_llama_309
May 29, 2018

pax is a cute story about a fox and his boy. the boy who has kept a fox named pax as a pet for years has to release him to the wild when his father goes to war. it is a book with sadness hope and joy in the simple things.it was a book that has been on my "to read" shelf for a while and i finally got to it and could not stop reading it. its a great story but it is a little drawn its a simple story with a lot of words. i am so glad i finally got to read this i would give it 4 1/2 stars. pax is a must read for ages 10 thru 13.

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Tiffany85
Mar 18, 2018

Pax was a book of great adventure and self discovery. I am normally a slow reader but couldn’t put this book down. I would also love a second book to fill out the characters more.

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michaelji
Mar 13, 2018

It should get the California young reader award.

The author wrote the book really well but she should write a sequel for this book. The ending could have ended a little better.

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bibliomum
Oct 27, 2017

Pax had me from the first page until the last. Such a great book for young and old. Read with tissues handy.

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donutwombat
Jul 18, 2017

A warm, touching book, suitable for all ages. Needless to say, I cried at the end.

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sunnyfeline
Jun 07, 2017

Beautifully written story about a boy and a fox. Peter was forced to give up his fox that he raised since a baby and he decides to go against his father's wish to search for Pax in the woods. The reader will be able to read from both perspectives of what is going on with Pax and Peter on their journeys. I read this book in one siting because I could not put it down. Author Sara Pennypacker did a wonderful job with writing this bittersweet story. I won't be surprised if this book wins awards; it's worth reading regardless of what your age is!

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MamaLovesBooks
Feb 07, 2017

I read this book to my 9 year old at bedtime. It was lovely. We both cried at the end. It was profound and moving. Definitely a must-read for the ages. What a great novel, from the perspective of a wild creature and his human friend. This book is not only rare, but a treasure because it is written so well.

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brangwinn
Feb 05, 2017

I love stories which are told from an unexpected perspective. In this case there are two perspectives that of a fox who has become a pet and his boy, Peter. When war comes to the unknown country, the father is forced to send his son to live with his grouchy old grandfather. Pax the fox was sent back into the wild. When Peter runs away from his grandfather to find Pax, he ends up spending time with a woman who lives alone far from people. Pennypacker shows her vast writing style in this book. Known best for her Clementine books, this book is one that can be read on many levels. On the surface, it’s the story of a runaway boy searching for his pet, but on a deeper level it is about the cost of peace, the real cost of war and about what finding out where home is.

JCLCourtneyS Feb 03, 2017

This book was full of adventure and emotion, and I really liked the alternating voices of Pax the fox and his boy, Peter. Pax (the book) left me with a lot of unanswered questions to ponder, and a newfound admiration for foxes.

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darladoodles
Jan 27, 2017

This book is wonderfully done. When Peter and his pet fox Pax are forced to separate due to an imminent war, the story of their journey back to each other is told from the perspective of each of them in alternating chapters. Both of their stories take surprising turns and both learn and grow as their paths lead back to each other.

The name Pax is a reminder to us of the cost of war and we see the impact on the children and animals in our worlds through their own eyes in this book when peace is not present. It reminds me of the books of Meindert DeJong as Penny packer also has a gift for taking you inside the head of the animals in the story and giving you a glimpse of the world from their perspective.

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red_raccoon_238
Nov 22, 2017

red_raccoon_238 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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lizzie66
Nov 26, 2016

lizzie66 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 55

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Jul 19, 2016

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lizzie66
Dec 04, 2016

12-year-old Peter and little-Pax-The-Fox is in the centre for war as Pax is forced to pull away from his boy. Pax wonders if he will ever see his boy again. If he will die from hunger or being hunted. But Peter? He faces many troubles, but he also believes that he and Pax are inseparable. While Peter faces pain and need of quick wits. Pax is left to learn how to hunt, to find a family, to learn how to live on his own. Will fox and boy ever be reunited? Or lost forever?

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Ndmartin35
Jun 17, 2016

A young boy is forced to give up his beloved pet fox when war overtakes his home. His father signs up for service, and the boy goes to live with his grandpa. Can fox and boy find each other survive in the changing world and be reunited?

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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 14, 2017

"…but distrust is no match for kindness administered consistently and unmeasured, especially in creatures new to the world.”

“So which is it? You going back for your home or for your pet? They're the same thing, Peter said, the answer sudden and sure, although a surprise to him."

ArapahoeMaryA Jan 14, 2017

…but distrust is no match for kindness administered consistently and unmeasured, especially in creatures new to the world.”

“So which is it? You going back for your home or for your pet? They're the same thing, Peter said, the answer sudden and sure, although a surprise to him.

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