Updated: Jun 2
Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Pax by Sara Pennypacker.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!
"Pax" by Sara Pennypacker
"Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his boy” Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain death. Now the war front approaches, and when Peter’s father enlists, Peter has to move in with his grandpa. Far worse than being forced to leave home is the fact that Pax can’t go. Peter listens to his stern father — as he usually does — and throws Pax’s favorite toy soldier into the woods. When the fox runs to retrieve it, Peter and his dad get back in the car and leave him there — alone. But before Peter makes it through even one night under his grandfather’s roof, regret and duty spur him to action; he packs for a trek to get his best friend back and sneaks into the night. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their independent struggles to return to one another against all odds. Told from the alternating viewpoints of Peter and Pax."
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
More about the author, foxes, and survival skills:
Sara Pennypacker’s website: http://www.sarapennypacker.com/
HarperCollins’s page on Pax: http://findpax.com
Encyclopedia Britannica’s articles on foxes, marionettes, and Sindbad (or Sinbad):
PopScience’s article on what foxes actually say:
Survival skills activities for the whole family:
The US Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/
Included as well: a what-would-you-take activity, a recipe for johnnycakes, a maze, and a make-your-own fox mask!
Like Pax? A sequel called Pax: Journey Home is coming out in September. Keep an eye out for it!
We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in and turn in a physical copy!