Pax by Sara Pennypacker (2016)

Rating: 4 stars.22098550.jpg

The story centres around Peter (a young boy) and Pax (a fox raised by Peter as a pet). After a difficult separation, Peter works to try and get Pax back.

This was an adorable tale and I raced right through it (couldn’t stop). I really enjoyed the perspective that the author created from Pax. I found it very much like I’d imagine how the fox would see the world, entering it without a lot of understanding. The descriptions were beautifully simplistic and whimsical.

Peter’s hardships were quite the challenge to overcome, but his new friend made for an interesting companion character. I loved the illustrations. They were a great accompaniment to the book, and the cover totally sucked me into the tale from the beginning.

I’m not overly impressed with the ending, and I find it difficult to criticize without giving anything  away. Regardless, it left me unsatisfied.

Recommendation: Junior Readers. It was sweet, some darker stuff in here with respect to the animal hunting, so if that makes you queasy, skip those sections.


About K2Harvey

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