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By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062377012
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2016

I'll say this up front; Pax is a tear-jerker. A heartwarming, sophisticated, and beautiful tear-jerker. Peter and his pet fox Pax share a special bond, but when Peter's father forces him to release Pax to the wild as the frontier of war grows too close for comfort, Peter is devastated and resolves to do anything he can to return to his friend. Their story is told through the eyes and nose of both boy and fox, and seeing and smelling a landscape affected by irreparable human damage is a unique and captivating feature, growing all the more harrowing as the two endure wilderness and war to find each other.