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Jess Verzello


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen, Foxes, Friendship, War, Journey

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Book Review


Pax and his boy Peter are inseparable—that is until the oncoming war forces them apart. Before he reports to the front lines, Peter’s father is sending Peter off to live with his grandfather, but forces the boy to leave his fox behind in the forest where Pax will be “safe.” However, once apart, Peter discovers that leaving Pax was the worst decision of his life. He sets out on a journey to find his beloved other half; his determination fueled by love and loyalty. Even though Pax and Peter are apart, their connection is stronger than ever as they faithfully fight their own battles back to each other.