I read book reviews I often catch a glimpse of the children's books as
well. Last month one caught my eye, I know-never judge a book by its
cover-but this one looked intriquing (and I've actually had good luck
with books and covers!)
Pax is the story of a boy and his pet fox. Peter's father has joined the army so Peter has to go live with his grandfather. His father decides that Pax, the fox, can not go to the grandfather's so Peter must set Pax free. Peter is very worried that Pax will survive in the wild: he found Pax when he was a newborn kit. The story is told from both Pax's and Peter's points of view.
I was entirely taken by this book. Themes of love, abandonment, self discovery, interpersonal relationships make the book interesting at many levels. The writing was wonderful, too. I hated putting the book down. Even though it is a book aimed at children, adults will also enjoy it.
Illustrator Klassen, Jon
2016-02 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780062377012 Check Our Catalog
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 …More
Where the Red Fern Grows
1996-05 - Delacorte Books for Young Readers
9780385323307 Check Our Catalog
Great Stone Face Book Award (1989)
Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs...
A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful …More
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
Foreword by Giff, Patricia Reilly
2001-09 - Aladdin
9780689846236 Check Our Catalog
White, E. B.
Illustrator Williams, Garth
2012-04 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780061124952 Check Our Catalog
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