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Author: Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books
Date of Publication: February 25th, 2016
Wow – what an emotively written children’s tale chronicling the amazing friendship between a boy and the fox he brought up, Pax, told from their two points of view. The language used is evocative, making it easy to empathise with both characters as they strive to reunite with each other despite the dangers and turmoil around them. The descriptions from the point of view of the fox, Pax, bring to life in the readers’ imagination just what it must have felt like to be a pet abandoned and left to fend for himself.
This book may well be targeted at middle grade readers but it is still one that can be thoroughly enjoyed by adults, too. It could be used in schools as a brilliant example of stories told from different points of view but is a delightful story to read in its own right, and would make a fantastic one for teachers to share with their pupils either as a class or group reader. This is a very memorable story and one I have no hesitation in highly recommending for everyone to read.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this in exchange for my honest review.
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.
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