Pax

Pax

Book - 2016
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After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, ©2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062377012
0062377019
Characteristics: 276 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Klassen, Jon - Illustrator

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Armyciv16
Nov 12, 2020

I am 68 years old and I LOVED this book. I only wish I had read it when I was 10 to 14, as suggested. The message is Peace and Love. Two but not two. 5 stars!

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ninasafranski
Oct 22, 2020

A must read! One of my favorite books of all time!

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t_lynschm77
Sep 26, 2020

I read this with my 8 year old every night before bed. It was an endearing story with lessons of courage and perseverance. There are tough scenes because of a war going on, but sometimes real life is just that way. The ended was beautiful and heart-breaking, but such an appropriate end. I would recommend it with the caution that it will pull at the heart-strings.

VaughanPLDonnalee Jul 13, 2020

This is a deceptively simple story about a boy and his pet fox who have become separated and are trying to reunite. This thoughtful, beautifully written book asks some challenging questions about how to live your life. It is a gripping adventure story, but it is also a haunting and provocative book. The book has only a few characters and not a very complicated plot, but it is an excellent, captivating book that will keep children engaged.

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friesenk
Jun 04, 2020

I loved this book! It's such a great read and it really makes you think. I 100% suggest it to middle school and upper elementary school readers.

jcljessicaj Apr 09, 2020

Peter sets off to find his fox, Pax, whom his father made him leave behind, but he encounters many roadblocks along the way. A lovely story, told from both Pax and Peter's perspectives, of friendship, perseverance, helping others, and growing through hardship. It centers on the theme of what relationships really are and how different they can be.

OPL_KIDS Apr 01, 2020

Pax is the story of the unbreakable bond between a boy and his pet fox. It is filled with excitement, adventure, loyalty, and hope, making it an excellent option for both adventure lovers and animal lovers (provided they can tolerate the more emotionally challenging moments/content). It is told from the perspective of both Peter (the boy) and Pax (the fox), alternating narrators with each chapter. Peter's side of the plot develops slowly and may even feel a bit shallow at first, but the adventures provided by Pax's side of the story keep the book moving along sufficiently well. The heart of the story is full of emotion and adventure, eventually developing into a story you "just can't put down." By the end of it, you find yourself so emotionally invested that animal lovers may even get a little misty eyed by the bittersweet final plot twist. I would definitely recommended this to anyone looking for an emotionally-charged, adventure-filled middle grade fiction book.

Reviewed by Miss Allison

JCLHeatherM Jan 13, 2020

The family love between a boy and his fox rings true in Pennypacker's narrative.

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DolphinSky
Nov 03, 2019

This book is definitely worth reading!
I shed a few tears near the end but overall a beautiful book.

Remembering Pax my favorite fox!

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violet_weasel_64
Aug 25, 2020

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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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Eric_23
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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