Pax Journey Home

Pax Journey Home by Sara Pennypacker is the sequel to Pax, Pennypacker’s first book about a 12-year-old boy, Peter, and his friendship with Pax, a red fox cub, set against the backdrop of a war-torn landscape. Pax Journey Home picks up after Peter and Pax have separated; Peter is preparing to return to his childhood home and join the Water Warriors, veterans of the conflict who are working to heal the rivers poisoned, literally, by war. Meanwhile, Pax is raising a family of cubs with his mate, Bristle. When one of Pax’s babies becomes dangerously ill, he and Peter are drawn together once more. A vibrant, emotional story of resilience, survival, and the deep connection between humans and animals. (Chapter Books)