Virtual Roundtable Reading: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Reading led by

    Rachel Budge is the librarian at Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley.

Young readers are invited to read aloud to each other from the opening chapters of Sara Pennypacker’s book Pax. We will read from on-screen text for about forty-five minutes. A few days later, children who participated in the session will get a copy of the book in the mail to continue reading at home. Sign up for this event on Wednesday, March 10 or Thursday, March 11, when the sign-up link will be active on this page. The meeting link will be sent to you on the morning of Saturday, March 13.

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, Peter’s dad does the unthinkable; he enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather’s house, hundreds of miles from home, Peter knows he isn’t where he should be—with Pax. Spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, he strikes out on his own to find his fox. Meanwhile Pax, who must learn to live in the wild after his sheltered life, changes too. Their journey to reunite is told in two voices, alternating between Peter’s and Pax’s point of view. Enriched with sensitive illustrations by Jon Klassen.