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WestportREADS 2018: Pax


WestportREADS Event

Mysterious Book Society Discussion
Tuesday Jan 30 5:30 PM

Enjoy discussing tales of fantasy, adventure and mystery. This time we will highlight the children's companion book for this year's WestportREADS: Pax, by Sara Pennypacker. Recommended for Grades 4-6. Register here. To find out more, contact Kris Nash at


Book Reviews

  • "Moving and poetic.” 
    Kirkus Reviews (starred)

  • “Pennypacker’s expert, evenhanded storytelling reveals stunning depth in a relatively small package.” 
     Booklist (starred):

  • "With spare, lyrical prose, Pennypacker manages to infuse this tearjerker with a tender hope, showing that peace and love can require just as much sacrifice as war. VERDICT A startling work of fiction that should be read—and discussed—by children and adults alike." 
    School Library Journal (starred) 

An utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. 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. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures of his own. Pax is destined to become a classic.  Read more...



Sara Pennypacker
Sara Pennypacker is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Clementine series, the acclaimed novel Summer of the Gypsy Moths, and the picture books Meet the Dullards, Pierre in Love, and Sparrow Girl. She divides her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Florida.  Learn more...



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