HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Loading...

Bridge to Terabithia (original 1977; edition 1987)

by Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
12,664458188 (4.03)236
Member:scoutlee
Title:Bridge to Terabithia
Authors:Katherine Paterson
Other authors:Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1987), Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Your library, Favorites, Kindle, On my shelves
Rating:
Tags:childhood favorite

Work details

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (1977)

Recently added byphoibee, tlashayvance, caitlynf, private library, bookwyrm_babe, lnuenke, Eric.Amrhein, mayganw
  1. 50
    Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (gilberts)
  2. 41
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (kkunker)
  3. 10
    Cat Running by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (infiniteletters)
  4. 00
    On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer (weener)
  5. 11
    The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren (Medicinos)
    Medicinos: Deux livres qui mettent en scène un enfant malheureux, un monde imaginaire comme échappatoire, la maladie, la mort. Deux très belles histoires.
  6. 00
    The Hideout by Sigrid Heuck (bookel)
  7. 00
    Finn's Going by Tom Kelly (sirfurboy)
  8. 00
    True (. . . Sort Of) by Katherine Hannigan (kaledrina)
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 236 mentions

English (456)  Hungarian (1)  All (1)  All (458)
Showing 1-5 of 456 (next | show all)
This book is about Jess, a boy who is very creative and imaginative. He is unconfident and bullied until he meets a new student: Leslie. Together, they create this world of Terabithia with their imagination as a way of escaping the real world. The two thrive in the world, and use it to deal with their real life struggles. After Leslie's untimely death, Jess allows his younger sister to go to Terabithia, and Jess is able to open up his imagination to honor Leslie and their friendship.

I remember reading this book and being able to relate to Jess. I remember in elementary school and not knowing my place. It was difficult to me to relate to others, and make friends. My imagination always helped to thrive and make friends.

I would use reading groups to go through this book. I would ask questions about friendships and highlight how Leslie's friendship made Jesse confident in his drawing. I would emphasize how it's okay need help when making friends, and if you're good at something, you should share it with the world.
  meygyn11 | Apr 22, 2017 |
Summary:
Welcome to a world of the unimaginable. Jessie is a child who is bullied in school that is until Leslie comes around. The next step in their friendship leads to walking across a bridge and building a world in which they are the top of the chain. The imagination of these two children brings a new adventure and a new friendship that will unfold rapidly.
Personal Reaction:
This is one of my all-time favorite books. I remember reading it for a book report in fifth grade and the book even made me cry. While at times the book can be a little dry the adventure that goes with it is effect.
Extensions:
1. Ask the children to write a story about how them and their best friend spend time together
2. Have the children draw their perfect world ( )
  caitlynf | Apr 22, 2017 |
Bridge to Terabithia is an excellent book! It is about the story of two unlikely friends who create a wonderful fantasy world in the woods by their house. I think that this book would be a good book to address the issue of bullying. Another great adaptation of this book in the classroom would be to read it as a class and then have the students create a story about their own fantasy world like Terabithia.
  kristenbnoble | Apr 19, 2017 |
This book was very good, it is about two young kids that create a fantasy land that the go and visit every day. At the end of the book Leslie drowns while Jess is away. ( )
  magg247 | Apr 13, 2017 |
bridge to Teribithia is about a little boy ( Jessie) who feels lonely and bullied, a new neighbor girl moves in and they become friends, they go on many adventures out to the woods and create their own world with their imagination. One day Leslie decides to go across the river alone and falls into the creek and hit her head. When Jesse finds out he she passed away his world falls apart but he realized life will go on and he can stay happy. I like this story because it shows anything can happen but life still goes on and you still need to find yourself. This is a contemporary fiction book because it uses a real life setting.An extension class room idea could be for children to learn they are who they are and not to bully.
  lexiedelg | Mar 26, 2017 |
Showing 1-5 of 456 (next | show all)
This book is a great read for older grade level children. It is a fiction book about a imaginary land made up by a boy named jess and a girl named Leslie. The two make up the land of terabithia to escape their problems in their home life. As the two are growing closer in friendship a great tragedy happens and Leslie is lost forever. The real story is what happens when Leslie is gone and jess is left with terabithia all alone. This book has great descriptive writing to teach kids how to make their own writing more vivid and developed
 
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.
added by kthomp25 | editChildren's Literature, Valerie O. Patterson
 

» Add other authors (16 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Paterson, Katherineprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Diamond, DonnaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
I wrote this book
for my son
David Lord Paterson,
but after he read it
he asked me to put Lisa's name
on this page as well,
and so I do.

For

David Paterson and Lisa Hill,

banzai
First words
Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity - Good.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
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.
Haiku summary

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:50 -0400)

(see all 10 descriptions)

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.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 8 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
517 avail.
86 wanted
3 pay9 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.03)
0.5 5
1 44
1.5 5
2 108
2.5 22
3 484
3.5 119
4 930
4.5 111
5 990

Audible.com

2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140366180, 0141323477

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 113,768,154 books! | Top bar: Always visible