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Told from two viewpoints—that of Pax, a fox rescued as an abandoned kit and Peter, the boy who rescued him—Pax is more than an animal story. Peter and Pax each see themselves as the protector of the other and are rarely apart, until Peter’s father enlists to fight in an impending war. Peter is sent to live with his grandfather, but Pax is not welcome at that house. Peter is forced to release Pax into the woods, into an unfamiliar life. Fearful for Pax’s life, Peter runs away and heads back to where Pax was abandoned. Both Peter and Pax, alone in their journeys, are forced to learn survival skills and in the end accept the course of nature.
~ Eight Cousins— From Holiday Picks 2016
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. . . .