Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
PAX by Sara Pennypacker is a powerful animal fantasy exploring the journeys of a boy and his fox.
With his mother dead and his father going off to war, twelve-year-old Peter is forced to abandon his pet fox Pax and go live with his grandfather hundreds of miles away.
This gripping story is told in alternating chapters through the eyes of Peter and Pax as they try to survive in their new worlds and reunite with each other. Whether caring for his new companions or treasuring his toy soldier, the author is most successful when speaking through the eyes of Pax.
A beautiful story about a boy, his fox, and the meaning of friendship, loyalty, growing up, and the cost of war. Truly feels like a modern-day Charlotte’s Web. Have Kleenex ready!