Pax, Journey Home - book cover
Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher : Balzer + Bray
  • Published : 07 Sep 2021
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0062930346
  • ISBN-13 : 9780062930347
  • Language : English

Pax, Journey Home

From award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love. A New York Times bestseller!

It’s been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives.

Pax and his mate, Bristle, have welcomed a litter of kits they must protect in a dangerous world. Meanwhile Peter—newly orphaned after the war, racked with guilt and loneliness—leaves his adopted home with Vola to join the Water Warriors, a group of people determined to heal the land from the scars of the war.

When one of Pax's kits falls desperately ill, he turns to the one human he knows he can trust. And no matter how hard Peter tries to harden his broken heart, love keeps finding a way in. Now both boy and fox find themselves on journeys toward home, healing—and each other, once again.

As he did for Pax, Jon Klassen, New York Times bestseller, Caldecott medalist, and two-time Caldecott Honoree, has created stunning jacket and interior illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a deftly nuanced look at the fragility and strength of the human heart. An impressive sequel." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"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

Readers Top Reviews

Lil' ESally L. Kruge
I enjoyed this book. I thought it was a good sequel to the first book with a nice ending.
Mrs. Vandivier
Absolutely could not put this book down. A great follow up to Pax and leaves the reader satisfied!
Amy Nguyen
This is a sequel to the first book, Pax. The book is about friendship and loyalty— a great book for parents and young children to read and discuss about life lessons.
I have really enjoyed both books. It’s a must read for all ages. Sara has done a great job telling this story.
Wonderful story! The growth and emotion and sunshine and rain, grief and joy are so good. Not just for kids. Everyone should read both books. Highly recommend them!