Bridge to Terabithia, Paperback Book
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Discover the beloved Newbery Medal-winning story by bestselling author Katherine Paterson, a modern classic of friendship and loss.Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him.

The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie's house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia.

One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs.

It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief.In addition to being a Newbery Medal winner, Bridge to Terabithia was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and has become a touchstone of children's literature, as have many of Katherine Paterson's other novels, including The Great Gilly Hopkins and Jacob Have I Loved.Supports the Common Core State Standards


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780061227288

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This is one of my favorite childrens book. I keep tissues handy when I read it. It's a quick read.

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Bridge to Terabithia was a great novel by Katherine Paterson. Jess Aarons a poor farm boy with lack of imagination, meets a girl named Leslie Burke. Together they discovered a place filled with magic called Terabithia. Now everyday brings new surprises for them in Terabithia. But when Leslie dies, Jess is troubled and never wants to come back. After a certain amount of time, he invites his youger sister May Belle to be his princess in Terabithia. A great novel, but I think Leslie should have been left alive.

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Lesley and Jess imagine the forest as the secret land of Terabithia. A book which you cannot stop reading.

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Poor Jess is pressured everywhere, to find his place at home, at school. Then he meets Leslie and she changes his life. Leslie is able to deal with the pressures of the real world (cruel kids, competition) and is also able to find great joy in the world of the imagination. Ironically, it is on her way into that imaginary world, while she is swinging across a raging river, that Leslie’s rope breaks and she is killed. Instead of being filled with sorrow, however, Jess takes everything Leslie has given him and uses it to help himself and to teach others.

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I really like fantasy books and this one was perfect.

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