Pax

Pax

eBook - 2016
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"After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back"--
Publisher: New York :, Balzer + Bray,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780062377036
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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DolphinSky
Nov 03, 2019

This book is definitely worth reading!
I shed a few tears near the end but overall a beautiful book.

Remembering Pax my favorite fox!

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violet_fox_1110
Sep 10, 2019

I like this book and the last park was kind of sad.

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Post_Giraffe
Sep 08, 2019

This book was really good and also a little sad but overall it was realy good

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kaedanawesomeguy
Sep 02, 2019

i liked this book it was cute and funny

IndyPL_SteveB Aug 17, 2019

Peter is a 12-year-old boy who rescued a baby fox several years ago. He named the fox “Pax” and they have been inseparable ever since. But Peter’s father must go to war and he has to take Peter to his grandfather’s to live. Along the way, he forces Peter to release Pax into the wild. 200 miles later at the grandfather’s house, Peter knows he has made a terrible mistake, and he sets off in the middle of the night to hike back to the spot where he left Pax.

Meanwhile, after a couple of cold lonely nights, Pax doesn’t know where his boy went; but he is determined to head back toward their original home. The real shock for the reader is that the war is not in some faraway location – it is right in the area where Pete lives, and the enemy is marching.

It’s a thoughtful book, with alternating chapters from both Peter and Pax’s point-of-view. Pax is not overly anthropomorphized. I think it would make an excellent novel for book discussions with 6th-7th grade level.

BPLpicks Jul 15, 2019

Peter and Pax, his pet fox, have been best friends since Pax was a kit. When the war begins Peter is sent off to live with his grandfather. Peter must leave Pax behind and his fox is sent back to the forest to fend for himself. This begins a grand journey for both Peter and Pax to try to find their way back to each other. This dramatic story is told alternately through the eyes of Peter and Pax. A heartwarming story about friendship, love, loss and loyalty.

Banks_SusanC Oct 23, 2018

A beautiful sweet sad story. The lack of a concrete setting was distracting at first, but if you can just embrace the story as it is, it is delightful. I love seeing the growth of Pax as a fox through the story, and how his boy is able to grow and change, too.

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leileileeculham
Aug 26, 2018

The only reason I rated it so low is because it is so sad! That's a warning for you!

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snowingpiano
Jul 07, 2018

Pax was an amazing book. It was a heartwrenching story, and the main character was very connected with certain characters throughout the story. In the story, we meet Vola, a strong woman, but is kindhearted inside. We also meet Peter and Pax, an inseparable relationship. This book was very good, and had me on the edge of the chair at every single part of the story.

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FaithR
Feb 03, 2019

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thevales
Sep 08, 2018

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red_raccoon_238
Nov 22, 2017

red_raccoon_238 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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lizzie66
Nov 26, 2016

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Eric_23
Jul 19, 2016

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lizzie66
Dec 04, 2016

12-year-old Peter and little-Pax-The-Fox is in the centre for war as Pax is forced to pull away from his boy. Pax wonders if he will ever see his boy again. If he will die from hunger or being hunted. But Peter? He faces many troubles, but he also believes that he and Pax are inseparable. While Peter faces pain and need of quick wits. Pax is left to learn how to hunt, to find a family, to learn how to live on his own. Will fox and boy ever be reunited? Or lost forever?

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Ndmartin35
Jun 17, 2016

A young boy is forced to give up his beloved pet fox when war overtakes his home. His father signs up for service, and the boy goes to live with his grandpa. Can fox and boy find each other survive in the changing world and be reunited?

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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 14, 2017

"…but distrust is no match for kindness administered consistently and unmeasured, especially in creatures new to the world.”

“So which is it? You going back for your home or for your pet? They're the same thing, Peter said, the answer sudden and sure, although a surprise to him."

ArapahoeMaryA Jan 14, 2017

…but distrust is no match for kindness administered consistently and unmeasured, especially in creatures new to the world.”

“So which is it? You going back for your home or for your pet? They're the same thing, Peter said, the answer sudden and sure, although a surprise to him.

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