by Sara Pennypacker (Author)

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. . . .

Dive into the heartwarming journey of "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker, a captivating tale of friendship, loyalty, and the unbreakable bond between a boy and his fox. Set against the backdrop of a war-torn countryside, "Pax" follows the story of Peter, a young boy who must leave his beloved pet fox, Pax, behind when he is forced to move away with his family.

As Peter struggles to adjust to his new life, Pax embarks on an extraordinary odyssey to reunite with his best friend. Through encounters with kind strangers, challenging obstacles, and moments of self-discovery, Pax's unwavering determination and resilience shine through.

Meanwhile, Peter grapples with the complexities of growing up, dealing with bullies, and the longing for his furry companion. As the story unfolds, readers are taken on an emotional roller coaster, witnessing the strength of the human-animal connection and the resilience of the human spirit in times of adversity.

"Pax" by Sara Pennypacker is a beautifully written and deeply moving story that celebrates the power of friendship, the importance of empathy, and the unwavering bond between humans and animals. With its rich characters and engaging narrative, "Pax" is a must-read for readers of all ages who cherish the extraordinary bond between pets and their owners.


288 pages