Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.
At his grandfather's house 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be - with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox.
Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own....
From best-selling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the essential truths that define us and the devastating costs of war. Pax is destined to become a beloved classic.
©2016 Sara Pennypacker (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
My two boys and I loved this story and could not put it down. It leaves the listener with much to ponder about how we treat each other and how we treat nature.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep.
The poetic storytelling that connects humans and animals and packs a lot of metaphor and relatable content into one tale.
I loved everything about the narrator's performance because his tone, cadence and accents felt "warm" and familiar to me.
Many moments moved me and kept me wanting more but certainly the bittersweet end moved me to tears and evoked some powerful feelings about compassion, love, loss and letting go.
I will hold Pax and his boy Peter in my heart forever. This audiobook is merely a little over 5 hours long, yet, it managed to leave its imprint in my heart and memory. It's a rare thing when a book will do that to you. Diablomon!!
This book is so sweet and sad!!! Wow. This book was amazing!!! All throughout the book I had a vision of him seeing Peter and running back into the woods, but wow! My favorite character was Vola. Totally recommend it to you. IT IS SO WORTH YOUR CREDIT!!!!! 😄
This book had me from the start. It was very heartwarming
, but fast paced at the same time. The ending was very sad but very well written. I don't think it could have gone any other way.
The only complaint I had was I couldn't figure out the place and time the book was set in, but all and all a great read! It would be perfect to listen to with your kids.
Teaches a lot about animal intelligence, do they really communicate. Simple story with intense emotions and lessons.
This is a gem. Beautifully paced with some characters you won't forget. Beautifully read, just right. I personally would have liked two more chapters ... one final chapter from Pax, and another to tie up loose plot lines.
The Book Snob for Paris Life Magazine.
The world has a brand new come of age - Boy and his wild rescue story. Excellent writing, immersive world. Loved every second of it, don't let this one slip past you or the kids in your life.
A different view of life through 4 eyes.
The determined boy and the adapting to the wild by the Fox. The Fox wants to find his boy but things happen along the way. The split view perspective of the boy and fox is where this book succeeds. .
Not a previous listener.
The final seen with the boy and the fox and what would be my reaction to it if I was the boy.
You hear stories of people dumping animals out of their cars far from home. You feel for these incidents if you love and enjoy animals. It was really good to get a feel for what an animal might think when it is dumped off in the woods, especially were there is a close bond between the two of them.
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