Bridge to Terabithia

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761 reviews

About this ebook

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo. 

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.

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.

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761 reviews
Raegan Raber
December 24, 2023
loved the book it did make me cry tho, I was 11 when I first read it but I had a friend that was 10 when she read it so it depends on the type of books you like. If you don't like deth or sadness I would not recommend this book..
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Ariana Paladines
January 22, 2018
This book is amazing specially for kids 13+ . It gives you such a nice message about friendship. It will also teach you that no matter what, lonely or not, the person that you truly call a friend will always be in your heart.I like how the author explains each character and its problems. What I didn't like about the book is that sometimes it would give unnecessary scenes and it could get somewhat boring but other than that I loved the book.
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Chelle L.
May 14, 2020
I watched the movie first as a young girl, and cried when Leslie died for me it felt as if time froze because it wasn't as if it was a true thing but it may happen to anybody at anytime. And what hurt was knowing jesse lost a part of him in Leslie death. But reading the book made more sense and loved it even more and to know the truth story behind this book. It made me be grateful for the writter because she was strong when she wrote part of her life into a book where the whole world will know & keep readin
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About the author

Katherine Paterson is one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved authors. Among her many awards are two Newberys and two National Book Awards, and she was recently named a "Living Legend” by the Library of Congress. She has been published in more than 22 languages in a variety of formats, from picture books to historical novels.

Donna Diamond has illustrated numerous children's books, including The Day of the Unicorn by Mollie Hunter and Riches by Esther Hautzig, as well as many book jackets. She lives in Riverdale, NY.

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