Monday, May 9, 2016

Bibliophile's Corner

Pax
Written by Sara Pennypacker
& illustrated by Jon Klassen

Flap copy Description:
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..

My Thoughts:
Pax is a deeply moving and thought provoking middle grade novel by Sara Pennypacker. Its compelling story about the bond between a boy and his rescued fox is brought to life with exquisite character development and heartfelt dialogue. Even more than that, it brings to light issues of war, peace, love and loss. This masterpiece is one not to miss. I highly recommend Pax to readers aged eight to eighty.

Click here to learn about the author, Sara Pennypacker.

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