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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. . . .

Paperback, 288 pages
Published on January 10, 2017 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN-10: 0062673580
ISBN-13: 9780062673589
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  • ccThursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:55 am
    I love heartwarming stories
    • katrwils08
      katrwils08Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm
      cool that book is so cool
      • hannabanana242
        hannabanana242Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm55 stars
        Pax is one of my favorite books I've read so far. It was very touching, and I loved it! The book was very heartwarming from the beginning to the end. I recommend this book to people who love animals, touching stories, and heartwarming books.
        • pretzel101
          pretzel101Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:31 am
          Is this a chapter book?
        • hannabanana242
          hannabanana242Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:16 pm55 stars
          Pax is one of my favorite books I've read so far. It was touching, and I loved it! The book was heartwarming from the beginning to the end. I recommend this book to people who love animals, touching stories, and heartwarming books.
          • thecatreads
            thecatreadsThursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:40 am
            I cried reading this its so sad poor pax
            • thecatreads
              thecatreadsThursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:37 am
              I will die for this book !!!!!!!!
              • lemonade11
                lemonade11Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8:24 am
                This was the most heartwarming book I have read in a while. This book is about a boy and a fox who love aach other. The characters in this story are extremely well thought out. This author did an amazing job writing this powerful novel. The only part I wasn't a big fan about. The fact that the peter lets his Pax stay with the other two foxes breaks my heart. Don't get me wrong, I understand why he let Pax stay. I just wish it had ended a little bid differently. But this book is extremely good!
                • LexiSunday, August 27, 2017 at 5:18 am
                  i haven't read this book yet but reading your posts i think i might consider it. thanks :]
                  • mybooksandi
                    mybooksandiSaturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:31 am33 stars
                    *Tear* Oookay... let's start Pax was an emotional book that I cried four times reading it. But still.... love it. The characters are so cute and sad, they love each other unconditionally, and that's what I thought was adorable. There is something there that made me knock off 2 stars, the way a boy obsesses over a fox. When I picked up this book I thought it would be a story about a boy and his loving pet dog. But no, change of plans, it's a fox. Don't get me wrong, I love pets and their love to their owners but a fox? A FOX? A FOX? Anyway 3 stars is not bad, surely it (kinda) disappointed me, but this novel is in someone else's turf.
                    • callie_b
                      callie_bSunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:27 pm
                      Haha! Really?
                    • brobro6Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:33 am
                      I love this book so great and a lot of emotions!!

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