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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
31 Book Reviews
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  • 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.
                • dboy17
                  dboy17Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:47 am55 stars
                  Asome book five stars
                  • warriorlynx
                    warriorlynxFriday, May 20, 2016 at 10:22 pm55 stars
                    Peter had a fox. Who his father forced to set free. Peter and Pax are insepreable. Pax needs to survive in the thickness of the forest his humans left him in. Peter knows he shoudn't have set his tame fox free, givinghim a home where he just might die. Peter runs away from home. And breaks his foot. This is a really good story, recommened by me for ages 10 and up. :P

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