Pax, Journey Home

By Sara Pennypacker, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling with stunning illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator Jon Klassen.

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 must protect his litter of kits in a dangerous world. Meanwhile Peter, orphaned after the war, has left his adopted home and joined the Water Warriors, a group 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.
A breathtaking novel about chosen families and the healing power of love.

Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 9
Release Date: 07 Jul 2022
Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-0-00-837172-2
Sara Pennypacker is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pax; the award-winning Clementine series and its spinoff series, Waylon; and the acclaimed novels Summer of the Gypsy Moths and Here in the Real World. She divides her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Florida. You can visit her online at Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of several books, including I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, for which he won the Caldecott Medal. Two of his picture books have been named Caldecott Honor books: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn (winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award), both by Mac Barnett. You can visit him online at

Praise for PAX: -

”'Pax the book is like Pax the fox: half wild and wholly beautiful.” - New York Times

”'A heart wrenching masterpiece about the relationship between a boy and his fox” - The Guardian

”'A touching story about a boy and his pet, as well as a depiction of the devastating and often unseen consequences of war” - Book Trust

”'A beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox.” - Sainsbury’s Entertainment

”'Every moment in the graceful, fluid narrative is believable … Moving and poetic.” - Kirkus