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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  • 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!!
            • kaybird
              kaybirdTuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm22 stars
              This book, Pax, was very good in the beginning of the book. I wanted to keep reading it. It got a little boring and long towards the end. The ending of this book however, I did not like at all. It was a complete disappointment because after all the main character Peter did, it was for nothing.
              • darkswan
                darkswanMonday, December 5, 2016 at 3:57 am
                This story touching,it almost made me cry.
                • jakerbaker02
                  jakerbaker02Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:21 am55 stars
                  I loved this personally I think it is a great book for people of all ages i got pretty sappy towards the end but overall I loved it
                  • Cloukey4Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:50 am
                    We read this book out loud and it sparked lots of conversation.
                    • packjack100
                      packjack100Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:48 am55 stars
                      Its a very heart warming story about a boy and his fox. I recommend this book for anyone who loves a great adventure story.

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