Pax by Sara Pennypacker -- When Peter's father goes off to war, Peter must go live with his grandfather, and Pax, Peter's pet fox, must be returned to the wild. Peter immediately regrets this course of action, and determines to run away and find Pax. Pax is also determined to return to his boy. But the journey will not be easy for either of them...
knew this story was going to make me cry, and it did. The writing is
strong and the characters are well-developed, the pacing is good . . .
this has all of the elements of an award-winning book and an instant
classic. If you can handle the emotions inherent in this sort of animal
story, this is a must-read.
(Reviewed from a finished copy, courtesy of the publisher.)