Pax by Sara Pennypacker audiobook

Pax

By Sara Pennypacker
Read by Michael Curran-Dorsano

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5.54 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780062417787

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National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. 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. . . . Plus, don't miss Here in the Real World, Sarah Pennypacker's next gorgeous and heartfelt middle grade novel, coming in 2020!

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best Books of 2016 for Middle-Graders

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.

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. . . .

Plus, don't miss Here in the Real World, Sarah Pennypacker's next gorgeous and heartfelt middle grade novel, coming in 2020!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Searingly honest and heartbreakingly lovely, Pax is, quite simply, a masterpiece.” Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award–winning author
“Pennypacker’s elegant language and insight into human nature spin a fable extolling empathy above all.” Time
Pax the book is like Pax the fox: half wild and wholly beautiful.” New York Times Book Review
“[An] arresting novel, at once a wilderness adventure about survival and a philosophical foray into big questions.” San Francisco Chronicle
“[A] graceful but haunting story of boy and fox—their relationship set against man-made chaos.” Columbus Dispatch
“Pennypacker’s expert, evenhanded storytelling reveals stunning depth in a relatively small package.” Booklist (starred review)
“A tale of survival, intrinsic connection, and redemption… Alternating chapters from the perspectives of boy and fox are perfectly paced and complementary…Every moment in the graceful, fluid narrative is believable…Moving and poetic.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A viscerally affecting story of war, loss, and the power of friendship. Pennypacker…here displays not only her formidable writing skills and a willingness to stretch her storytelling into increasingly complex narrative forms but also her ability to tackle dark and weighty themes with sensitivity and respect for the child reader…Pennypacker doesn’t shy away from some of the more realistic aspects of war, though she keeps most of the violence slightly off-screen.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Narrator Michael Curran–Dorsano recounts their parallel journeys…[and] renders Vola’s outward harshness and underlying caring. This haunting story about war, sacrifice, and survival has action as well. Curran–Dorsano’s pacing quickens into breathlessness in these scenes as he gives them the same fullness he brings to his characterizations. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Ashley 9/13/2017
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Coming of Age Meets Survival

This book is very reminiscent of My Side of the Mountain, in that it follows the story of a young boy heading out on his own in the rough terrain of a mountainside forest. He wishes deeply to be reunited with his companion, a fox he had found abandoned and on the verge of death. Not only do you grow to love and care for the young boy, but you also get a glimpse of the fox's story, and his experiences while he is away and waiting for his boy to find him. This is a pretty deep story, and I will say a bit mature for my seven year old, but still incredibly engaging and very well written.

Author

Author Bio: Sara Pennypacker

Author Bio: Sara Pennypacker

Sara Pennypacker is an author of children's literature. She has received many awards for her books including the Christopher Award for Clementines’s Letter and the Golden Kite Award for Pierre In Love. She has written fourteen children’s books and travels widely to speak about literacy and to encourage reading and writing.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.54
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English