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Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and his boy Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain death. Now the war front approaches, and when Peters father enlists, Peter has to move in with his grandpa. Far worse than being forced to leave home is the fact that Pax cant go. Peter listens to his stern fatheras he usually doesand throws Paxs favorite toy soldier int...

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Pax Reviews

  • Lauren Danton

    All the feels! All of them!

    I haven't loved a kids book the way I love Pax in a very long time. Brought me back to watching (and sobbing through) Homeward Bound as a kid.

    This journey is told through the eyes of Pax and his human, Peter, as they go through feats to find one another.

    This story is simple and complex all at once and has deeper issues than just finding a beloved pet. It will appeal to kids and satisfy adults as well.

  • Vitor Martins

    "Afinal, você quer voltar para sua casa ou para o seu bichinho?"

    "Dá no mesmo."

    A história do menino procurando seu animal perdido é sempre uma fórmula certa para emocionar. Não foi diferente em Pax. Durante vários capítulos eu me vi desesperado, torcendo muito para que tudo ficasse bem logo! A história tem um background de Segunda Guerra que aparece de leve, mas na medida certa para dar um tom mais deprê para a jornada de Peter.

    Vola é provavelmente a coisa mais legal desse livro inteiro. Uma ...more

  • Tonkica

    Jedna od onih priča s ljubimcem gdje nema mrtvih, starih, onemoćalih likova.. Priča koja je vođena ljubavlju, upornosti, odrastanjem.. Pametna od početka do kraja!

    Jedna od onih koje treba imati na polici i čitati djeci, dati djeci da čitaju, a bome neka čitaju i odrasli. Ima svega za naučiti, razmisliti, promisliti, dokučiti i pametno zaključiti. Uz "Čudo" jedna od dražih priča koju bih također uključila u lektiru! Od mene preporuka!

  • Jennifer

    "How many kids this week, he wondered, had woken up this week to find their worlds had changed...? Their parents gone off to war, maybe never coming home. That was the worst, of course. But what about the smaller loses? How many kids missed their older brothers or sisters for months at a time? How many friends had to say good-bye? How many kids went hungry? How many had to move? How many pets had they have to leave behind to fend for themselves? And why didn't anyone count those things? People s ...more

  • Stephanie Campi

    ¡Qué historia más preciosa! Estoy más que satisfecha con ella. Me han gustado los puntos de vista tanto de Pax como de Peter, pero sentí que me llegaba mucho el personaje de Vola. Es un libro especial, que te hace sentir una calidez profunda. Denle una oportunidad, no los va a decepcionar.

  • Hannah

    The best book I have read in a long, long time. I'll write a review once I finish putting my heart back together. Hoo boy.


    Wild and tame, war and peace, anger and love--Pax is a beautiful meditation, almost fable-like, on these interconnected themes. No word is wasted or wanting in the luminous tale of Peter and his fox, Pax and and their converging journeys. Pennypacker masterfully creates emotions that are palpable, like the tension of the father’s simmering anger or Peter’s overwhelming

  • Wren

    I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book for review, and then proceeded to read the entire book in one sitting. This is one of the most remarkable books, let alone middle-grade reader books, that I've read in a very long time. Pennypacker's prose is crystalline, surprising, and utterly lovely as she bounds from Pax's perspective to Peter's, and back again. I so appreciate that even though this book is "for younger reader's," she doesn't condescend to them in the slightest; she raised the ...more

  • Susan Kennedy

    What a great story about a boy and his fox. Pax was taken in as a kit by his boy. After five years his father makes him leave the fox in the woods saying it is because of the war. His heart is broken and this book is about both their journeys. You alternate between the story of the fox and the story of the boy. It is a very heartfelt story that I didn't want to stop. Beautifully written and full of emotion, the characters were wonderful and you rooted them on. This is a pretty short read and I w ...more