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Bridge to Teribithia (original 1977; edition 2007)

by Katherine Paterson; Illustrator-Donna Diamond

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Title:Bridge to Teribithia
Authors:Katherine Paterson; Illustrator-Donna Diamond
Info:HarperEntertainment (2007), Paperback
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Rating:*****
Tags:verry sad, magical, death, very good frendship

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (1977)

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I never read this book in my childhood, but I wished I had. Such meaning packed into so few words, and so many "life lessons", if you will. A true coming-of-age tale that's both heartbreaking and endearing. ( )
  Stormydawnc | Jun 23, 2014 |
Newbery Medal winner in 1978. An unlikely friendship leads two pre-teens to create their own imaginary kingdom. Themes: family problems, bullying, death. ( )
  root.katy | Jun 8, 2014 |
Jess is a normile kid but one day he meets a girl named Leslie and grows a unexpected friendship. Together they make Terabithia. I think this story is OK because... well you'll find out in the end and maybe YOU could like this story better then me. ( )
  SethKim | May 24, 2014 |
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson illustrated Donna Diamond published Harper Teen 2008, 208 pages this was about a young boy named Jess almost to start 5th grade who wanted to win the running companions at school when a young girl named Leslie and her family move in next door they become good friends and build a make believe kingdom together called Terabithia they go there often by swinging across a creek on a rope at the end of the book we find out Leslie died when the rope broke and jess has to cope with her death. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any child who had to cope with a death.
  joey_spencer | May 13, 2014 |
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Valerie O. Patterson (Children's Literature)
Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr. practices all summer so that he can be the fastest runner in his rural Virginia fifth-grade class. Despite his practice, however, he loses the race on the first day of school to Leslie Burke, the new girl in school whose hippy parents have moved from Washington, DC. Despite Jesse’s lost running dream, he becomes fast friends with Leslie. Together they build the imaginary kingdom of Terabitia in the woods. To Jesse, Leslie is “more than his friend. She was his other more exciting self--his way to Terabithia and all the worlds beyond.” When Jesse’s favorite teacher takes him to see the art museums in Washington one rainy day, he returns home to find his world permanently changed by tragedy--Leslie’s death. Despite his heartache, Jesse moves forward, a stronger and more whole individual for his friendship with Leslie. Written by the author for her then young son whose best friend was killed by lightning, this Newbery Medal winner moves the heart and spirit with its beautiful writing, wrenching honesty, and hopeful ending. 2005 (orig. 1977), HarperCollins, $5.99. Ages 9 to 12.
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David Lord Paterson,
but after he read it
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Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. Paterson drew inspiration for the novel from a real event that occurred in August 1974 when a friend of Paterson's son was struck by lightning and killed. It is the story of fifth grader Jess Aarons, who becomes friends with his new neighbour Leslie Burke. After meeting Leslie, Jess is transformed. He becomes courageous and learns to let go of his frustration.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064401847, Paperback)

The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay.

Despite their superficial differences, it's clear that Jess and Leslie are soul mates. The two create a secret kingdom in the woods named Terabithia, where the only way to get into the castle is by swinging out over a gully on an enchanted rope. Here they reign as king and queen, fighting off imaginary giants and the walking dead, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against the schoolmates who tease them. Jess and Leslie find solace in the sanctuary of Terabithia until a tragedy strikes and the two are separated forever. In a style that is both plain and powerful, Katherine Paterson's characters will stir your heart and put a lump in your throat.

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The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

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