Pax

Sara Pennypacker (Author) Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
February 02, 2016
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.88 X 1.13 X 8.13 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062377012

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About the Author

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.

JON KLASSEN is a Canadian-born author/illustrator. He has written and illustrated three picture books of his own (I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, and We Found A Hat) and illustrated many other author's texts, including Sam & Dave Dig A Hole by Mac Barnett, The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Pax by Sara Pennypacker. His books have won a Caldecott medal and two Caldecott honors and other international awards. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and son.

Reviews

"Pax the book is like Pax the fox: half wild and wholly beautiful."--New York Times Book Review
"An emotional, thought-provoking story of conflict, loyalty, and love."--The Horn Book
"Sometimes an author steps aside from a popular series to break new ground, as evidenced in this arresting novel, at once a wilderness adventure about survival and a philosophical foray into big questions."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Pennypacker's elegant language and insight into human nature spin a fable extolling empathy above all. By the novel's poignant ending, Pennypacker has gently made the case that all of us should aspire to that view--children and adults alike."--Time magazine
"Searingly honest and heartbreakingly lovely, Pax is, quite simply, a masterpiece."--Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan
"A sweeping and enchanting wartime story of trust, loyalty, betrayal, and the love of a boy for the fox he's raised since he was a kit. A master storyteller, Pennypacker leads the reader along a path of shifting hopes to the story's heart-wrenching conclusion."--Ann M. Martin, Newbery Honoree, author of Rain Reign
"Pax is set in an unspecified time and place so that the details of the war are unimportant. What is prime is the graceful but haunting story of boy and fox--their relationship set against man-made chaos."--Columbus Dispatch
"A book that is as much about dealing with loss as it is about how people change and affect the world around them."An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016--Entertainment Weekly
"Moving and poetic."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Pennypacker's expert, evenhanded storytelling reveals stunning depth in a relatively small package."--Booklist (starred review)
"In an exceptionally powerful, if grim story, Pennypacker does a remarkable job of conveying the gritty perspective of a sheltered animal that must instantly learn to live in the wild."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A startling work of fiction that should be read-and discussed-by children and adults alike."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Both boy and fox experience the kindness of others even with the backdrop of imminent war." Recommended 2016 Holiday Gift for Tween Readers--Brightly