Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his
boy” Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain
death. Now the war front approaches, and when Peter’s
father enlists, Peter has to move in with his grandpa.
Far worse than being forced to leave home is the fact
that Pax can’t go. Peter listens to his stern father-as
he usually does-and throws Pax’s favorite toy soldier
into the woods. When the fox runs to retrieve it, Peter
and his dad get back in the car and leave him there-
alone. But before Peter makes it through even one night
under his grandfather’s roof, regret and duty spur him
to action; he packs for a trek to get his best friend back
and sneaks into the night. This is the story of Peter,
Pax, and their independent struggles to return to one
another against all odds. Told from the alternating
viewpoints of Peter and Pax.