From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling with stunning illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator Jon Klassen.
It’s been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives. Pax must protect his litter of kits in a dangerous world. Meanwhile Peter, orphaned after the war, has left his adopted home and joined the Water Warriors, a group determined to heal the land from the scars of the war.
When one of Pax's kits falls desperately ill, he turns to the one human he knows he can trust. And no matter how hard Peter tries to harden his broken heart, love keeps finding a way in. Now both boy and fox find themselves on journeys toward home, healing – and each other. A breathtaking novel about chosen families and the healing power of love.
Praise for PAX:
‘Pax the book is like Pax the fox: half wild and wholly beautiful.’ New York Times
‘A heart wrenching masterpiece about the relationship between a boy and his fox’ The Guardian
‘A touching story about a boy and his pet, as well as a depiction of the devastating and often unseen consequences of war’ Book Trust
‘A beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox.’ Sainsbury’s Entertainment
‘Every moment in the graceful, fluid narrative is believable … Moving and poetic.’ Kirkus
About the Author
Sara Pennypacker is the author of the award-winning, New York Times best-selling Clementine series, the novel ‘Summer of the Gypsy Moths’, and the picture books ‘Pierre in Love’, ‘Sparrow Girl’, and ‘Meet the Dullards’. She lives in the US. You can visit her online at www.sarapennypacker.com.