PAX To Movies

On its first week of publication, 9780062377012_0e913PAX by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Harper/Balzer + Bray; OverDrive Sample) hit the NYT‘s Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover best seller list at #2 and shot up to #1 the week after, where it has ruled for the last four weeks.

About a twelve-year-old boy who is separated from his pet fox named Pax, it has received media attention from NPRThe Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and starred reviews from BooklistKirkusPublishers Weekly, and SLJ.

Word has reached Hollywood. It has been acquired by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment in a bidding war for film rights. Deadline reports it will be produced as a live-action feature.

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