Longlist, National Book Awards 2016 for Young People's Literature

Pax by Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen book cover
ISBN 9780062377012
Balzer & Bray / HarperCollins
Sara Pennypacker author photo, credit Lorraine Scheppler
Sara Pennypacker

Sara Pennypacker is the author of seventeen children's books, including the New York Times bestselling Clementine series; Summer of the Gypsy Moths; Pierre in Love; Sparrow Girl; and The Amazing World of Stuart. More about this author >

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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, three hundred 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.