Pax

by Sara Pennypacker

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Book Information

Publication Date: February 2, 2016


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 760L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level T


Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Ages: 8 to 12


Major Awards: National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * California Young Readers Medal for Intermediate (2018) * Great Lakes Great Books Award Nominee for 6-8 (2018) * Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (2017)


Number of Pages: 272 pages


Approximate Word Count: 48,575 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 14 minutes reading Pax at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins


Book Themes: War, Quest, Seperation


Genre: Fiction


Setting: Dystopian Future in North America - Town of Hampton, The Abandoned Rope Mill, Grandfather's House, Vola's House


Important Quote: Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace.


First Line: The fox felt the car slow before the boy did, as he felt everything first.


Point of View: Third Person Limited alternating between Pax and Peter


*Estimate from Reading Length

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