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Pennypacker, Sara.
PAX
New York : Balzer + Bray, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 5.7
ISBN  0062377019

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Pax is the word for peace in Latin. Through the ancient and modern world, the word pax has many associations. In this book, Pax is the name given to an orphaned fox kit adopted by a boy named Peter. In the beginning of the story, Peter is made to return the tame fox to the wild because his father has enlisted in the military. Peter is sent to live with his grandfather 300 miles away. As soon as he arrives, Peter knows his place is with Pax. So instead of starting at his new school at his grandfatherís house, Peter packs his backpack for the long journey back to find Pax. Meanwhile, Pax is learning the ways of the wild the forest. Can Peter find his way back to Pax in a land where war is breaking out? With the help of a new friend, Peter may just discover the way that leads to Pax.  
(Booktalk by Great Stone Face Award Committee, 2017)

Booktalk #2

Peter had raised Pax since he was a kit and they were always together until now. Pax didnít understand why he was going on a car ride only to be abandoned in the forest by his owner and his dad. This was only the start of Paxís adventures to search for his boy. On his journey Pax discovers there are other foxes just like him and he will have to learn how to hunt for his food instead of it being given to him if he wants to survive. Meanwhile, Peter desperately wants to find Pax and runs away to go in search of him but it turns out to be dangerous as there is a war starting in the area. Peter and Pax are desperate to find each other despite all the odds against them. Will they ever find each other again? Read Pax to find out. (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award 2017-2018)

SUBJECTS:   Foxes as pets -- Fiction.
                        Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.



 
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