In the still woods, the only movements were bars of sunlight glinting like green glass through the leafy canopy. He stretched higher. There was no sign of his boy.
Pax was only a cub when his family was killed and he was rescued by 'his boy', Peter. Now the country is at war and when his father enlists, Peter has no choice but to move in with his grandfather.
Far worse than leaving home is the fact that he has to leave Pax behind. But before Peter spends even one night under his grandfather's roof he sneaks out into the night, determined to find his beloved friend.
This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their journeys back to each other as war rampages throughout the country. A profound and moving story with stunning illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Jon Klassen, Pax is destined to become a classic in the vein of Charlotte's Web and Watership Down.
Jon Klassen is a celebrated Canadian writer and illustrator having won both the prestigious American Caldecott Medal and The Kate Greenaway Medal for his picture book, This Is Not My Hat. His other works as author and illustrator include I Want My Hat Back and We Found a Hat. Amongst his numerous illustrative collaborations are Lemony Snicket’s The Dark and Mac Barnett's Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 197 x 140 x 21 mm
"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." - Guardian
"A touching story about a boy and his pet, as well as a depection of the devestating and often unseen consequences of war." - Book Trust
"Every moment in the graceful, fluid narrative is believable ... Moving and poetic." - Kirkus
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