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Published: 25th February 2016
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: ePUB

A moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox, and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen

Pax was only a kit 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'.


PAX a literary triumph for all ages


My 12 year old son found this really engaging, as did I. We had to take turns reading it! A brilliantly well-written work appealing to YA or adult audience. Poignant story with alternate chapters written from the perspective of the boy and his fox, as they try to reunite with each other through many trials and tribulations.



lovely story


It was the best story book I've ever read! -10yr old




5.0 2


`Pax the book is like Pax the fox: half wild and wholly beautiful.'
New York Times (Online)

'A heart wrenching masterpiece about the relationship between a boy and his fox'
The Guardian (online)

'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 (online)

`A beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox.'
Sainsbury's Entertainment (online)

`Every moment in the graceful, fluid narrative is believable ... Moving and poetic.'
Kirkus (online)

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California.

He is the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, as well as the illustrator of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; The Dark by Lemony Snicket; House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser; Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson; and the first three books in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.

Visit Jon Klassen's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9780008124090
ISBN-10: 0008124094
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 4th April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 15.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.4