Length: 304 pages
Audiobook Length: 5 hours and 32 minutes
First Published: 2016
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. . . .
Pax is a wonderful choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups.
Quotes from Pax
Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace.
Sometimes the apple rolls very far from the tree.
The plain truth can be the hardest thing to see when it’s about yourself. If you don’t want to know the truth, you’ll do anything to disguise it.
Do you think anyone in the history of this world ever set out to fight for the wrong side?
About Sara Pennypacker
Sara Pennypacker is the author of Pax, Summer of the Gypsy Moths, the Clementine books and its spinoff series, Waylon! She currently lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Florida. Visit the author’s website →