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Pax, Journey Home Hardcover – Deckle Edge, September 7, 2021
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“The book’s message is most simply put by Pax when he tells his kit that “after loving, you are afraid,” but it is still worth it. It’s a hard heart that will keep the tears away for this one, so have plenty of tissues nearby.” -- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The stakes feel higher this time, the pain deeper, making for a worthy sequel and a heartbreaking and beautifully life-affirming exploration of the concepts of home, family, and the love that makes it all worthwhile.” -- Booklist
About the Author
Sara Pennypacker is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pax; the award-winning Clementine series and its spinoff series, Waylon; and the acclaimed novels Summer of the Gypsy Moths and Here in the Real World. She divides her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Florida. You can visit her online at www.sarapennypacker.com.
Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of several books, including I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, for which he won the Caldecott Medal. Two of his picture books have been named Caldecott Honor books: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn (winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award), both by Mac Barnett. You can visit him online at www.burstofbeaden.com.
- Publisher : Balzer + Bray (September 7, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062930346
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062930347
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 750L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 13 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.83 x 1.06 x 8.06 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beautifully written, captivating story, amazing illustrations, a book for all ages.
This is a book about love, friendship, kindness, a young boy, a fox, and an adventure you'll never forget!
An amazing read, I will greatly miss Pax and Peter, but am happy to know that they are happy, and their story ended well.
Good job Sara Pennypacker, continue working your magic!
Book #2 picks up with Pax living in the wild with his mate Bristol and their three kits. Peter has been living with Vola, even building his own small hideaway near her cabin. Now he has decided to join the Water Warriors as a junior volunteer. The war is over and the Warriors are traveling across the area to repair and reclaim contaminated water sights. Peter sees this as his chance to leave Vola and return to the home he and his father left behind before the war.
Pennypacker uses alternating chapters to highlight the adventures of Pax and Peter. Pax is learning the role of mate and parent as he navigates the wild searching for shelter, food, and protection from less friendly humans. Little does he know the water in places like the mill pond could be dangerous, especially to his young kits.
Peter is determined to get to his old home and live on his own. Working with a couple of Water Warriors as they travel from one water source to another, he gains precious knowledge and a better understanding of what it means to depend on one another, and that doing so doesn't mean giving up one's own control. Hoping to find Pax along the way motivates Peter to keeping heading to the place he last saw his own father before losing him to the war. Facing the truth about the man he wasn't always close to and searching for the fox he still loves, makes for emotional moments that bring Peter into even sharper focus for readers.
If you haven't discovered PAX and PAX, JOURNEY HOME, I highly recommend a trip to the library or bookstore. They are books you won't soon forget.
This book is about peter and Pax. a boy who feels sorrow and regret for leaving Pax, and a fox (Pax) who is living happily with his mate, who recently had 3 babies, until things go downhill once Pax tries to find Peter, and the smallest o e follows, despite his orders for her to stay home. I don't want to spoil too much, but that'll start you off.
I recommend this book for people with a minimum age of 7, because it has some words anybody under wouldn't understand.
this story is told in two POV's. Pax, and Peter. The book is somewhat short, around 160 pages (I think)
overall, It's a great book, and includes elements such as frindship, forgiveness, and letting others in,not keeping them out.
P.S it has a cliffhanger which could start a great 3rd book, or just leave it here as a happy ending.