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Pax Paperback – 1 September 2017
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About the Author
Sara Pennypacker is the author of the award-winning, New York Times best-selling Clementine series, the novel ‘Summer of the Gypsy Moths’, and the picture books ‘Pierre in Love’, ‘Sparrow Girl’, and ‘Meet the Dullards’. She lives in the US. You can visit her online at www.sarapennypacker.com.
Jon Klassen is a Canadian writer and illustrator of children's books and an animator. He won both the American Caldecott Medal and the British Kate Greenaway Medal for children's book illustration, recognizing the 2012 picture book ‘This is Not My Hat’.
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- Item Weight : 240 g
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008158282
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008158286
- Dimensions : 14 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
- Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (1 September 2017)
- Reading level : 9 and up
- Language: : English
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But I was expecting tears and heartache and a Homeward Bound style adventure in which we see Pax and Peter united. I got none of that. In fact, much of the book is static, staying in the same place once Peter stays with Vola - a hermit style woman ex-military living all alone.
I couldn't quite get my head around when this book was set. It is set during a war - and I couldn't get the American Civil War out of my head, but then Pennypacker mentions car radios and other modern lifestyle items which really makes that impossible.
I'm not sure if this is one of those books really aimed at Adults wrapped up in child wrapping paper. It certainly felt so.
A main concepts of the story is that war is a destructive force in terms of the physical costs, emotional trauma, and destruction of life (both human and animal). Nothing exactly groundbreaking there per se, but I think that for a children's book it is handled with care and sensitivity by Pennypacker. Now whether there is a broader moral to be drawn from here, I'm not able to discern. That may be more because of me as a reader than Pennypacker as a writer.
Another, and I would argue most important, idea of the text is that of self-forgiveness. Peter and Vola are both psychologically tormented by their own feelings of guilt, albeit from different causes. Only once the characters have learned to accept their actions and forgive themselves are they able to feel the release of the weight of guilt that was bearing down upon them and move on, positively, with their lives (this being more obvious with Vola than Peter). As a counterpoint, we see the negative effects of those who do not succeed in self-forgiveness, namely manifested in anger and isolation - Vola and Peter's father & grandfather being the prime examples.
For me, Peter's chapters feel bloated. In a more typical book, I most likely wouldn't have given the chapters a second thought. However, Pax's chapters are quite sublime, in my opinion. The imagery is excellent, and the prose is terse and crisp. Pax's story takes up probably a third or less of the space of Peter's, but it is just so much more succinct and weighty in its own way.
In the end, I would argue the final message is that although we are all connected in this great web of life, we must each do what is right by us and what is right for others even if it isn't what we would personally wish for. I feel this message is right, but for some reason it feels a little hollow in this story.