You guessed it, she's 10! And to celebrate the special day, she's donated the wonderful book Pax to the Hamilton Library. Pax is a beautiful and heartbreaking story of the friendship between a boy and his fox. "Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild." This book reminds me of the incredible bond between animals and people, and how pets can sometimes feel more like kin than our own family members. I'm keeping my eye on this one for awards in 2017. Don't miss the cover art by Jon Klassen!
Happy Birthday, Marin!