Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond
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Overview

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061975165
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 20,890
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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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Bridge to Terabithia 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 653 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We purchased this on my nook for my 13 yr old son because he wanted to use it for a book report. He had seen the movie a few years ago and thought he might like the book as well. He read it in just a few days and after finishing it he commented that it was one of the best books he's read in a long time (and he reads a lot of books). Honestly I was a little surprised; I hadn't actually expected that strong of a response. When I asked him more about it, he said that he felt the author was so descriptive and really painted the scenery so well with words. He felt like he was able to really follow along in his imagination. He also said that - like most other books that are made into movies - he liked the book much better than the movie. Overall, we were very pleased with the purchase, and will probably read this in the future with our other kids as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have fond memories of reading this book as a child-I still vividly remember crying hysterically on my bed. Now as an adult, and a teacher- it still remains one of my favorites...and still makes me cry hysterically. It is a beautiful and POWERFUL story of friendship,imagination, the longing to be accepted, courage, and healing. One note- be aware of the discussion in the book between the young characters that child abuse should be kept a 'family secret' and stress with readers the importance on NOT keeping it a secret.
Braylin_W_WV More than 1 year ago
Bridge to Terabithia is a novel about a boy and his family. One day a girl and her family moved into the house beside Jess. Jess hated her at the beginning of the story because she beat him at the races at school. Then one day they became friends. Jess was not expecting to come home and see his whole family sitting in the living room crying. They all thought that something bad had happened to him. But he had went with his teacher to a museum. When Jess stepped in the door his father was there to tell him what had happened to his friend. Jess did not believe him at first tell he went to the neighbors house to find that it was true, his friend had died. When Jess and Leslie became friends they make up a place called Terabithia. They go there everyday when they get off the bus. One day Jess goes to a museum with his teacher and did not ask Leslie if she wanted to go. When he got home he found that something bad happened to one of his friends. I think the story is good. It teaches you a good listen not to bully people. Because in the story a bully does something to Leslie and Jess, so they make a note and said it was from someone that she liked. The bully believed them and she didn't bully them again!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes you cry and laugh. When Leslie is first introduced you aren't sure about her, but then you get to know her. I also loved May Belle. But Jesse, really gives the story life. He doesn't think he has guts, but it takes lots of them to stick up for the new kid. The pain he must have felt at the loss of Leslie I can relate to, my grandmother died when I was yong. It takes guts to handle all the things he had to. But I think having the guts to do that earns him the title of King.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story of two friends getting togather to use their imagination. I cannot tell you more or that will spoil the book but it is certainly a really good movie to but it describes more in the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book 5 star rating. You should read it too. A very heart touching book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book back in fourth grade and I still love it! Its a really good story about friendship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it it was fun:-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has ups and downs. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished reading this book and discussing it. I believe this is the best book i ever read. The tragedy at the end is not to ruin the book. No, not at all. It only adds to the specialness and rare greatness of the book. Terabithia, Jess and Leslie's special place across the creek, is a wonderful place of chilhood fun and imagination. A tear jerker, yes, but if you read it through and THINK about it, I'm sure it will be the best book you ever read too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv the book so much i have it on auto book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie but i have not finished the book yet but it is a really good book and you should get it if you are looking at this review right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw a book trailer for this today then read it and i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know how you hate iy i have read three times and it rocks! Also when i was in grade five my teacher first read it than had us watch the movie! So what you talking about :p
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actully I' m still reading the book for school and I think the author has done a beautiful job writing it plus the movie was brilliant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! Very interesting kids.Good book for ages (10-12).What a horrible tragedy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was hard to get in to but it a really good book!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We were assigned to read this book in 6th grade (I'm in 10th grade now) because we were apparently horrible and slow readers. I felt sort of insulted about that but I was glad this book was given to us because the other book was completely boring when we were reading it. It was the best book I've ever read and I expressed so many emotions in it. This was the book that triggered my love for reading, I didn't know how exciting it could be to find such a whole new world in a book and all the emotions out of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the person who posted on 1-26-2006; You don't know what your talking about. There is this boy and he is blind to the world. He walks around always trying to be the best runner. Then this girl pops into play. She is a faster runner and a better person. At first he hates her. Then they become friends. They create a world of magic to play in. They become even closer. They are ripped apart by a great tragidy. The boy cries and grieves. Lastly he learns to pass his world onto someone else so they may enjoy the wonders of his world. I do admit that this book is at first a little slow but picks up speed. It doesn't help that the tragidy is so sudden so the book doesn't build up a climax. I cried so hard when I read this book. I rate this book 4 and 3 fourths out of five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is about a girl Leslie tha moves to a house next to the one of Jess. They are very good friends, and they make a magical kingdom called Terabithia in the woods. One day Jess gies with the music teacher(he has a crush on her)when Jess gets home after the museum the parents told him that Leslie past away because to get to Terabithia they have to swig a ropw to the other side,but this time the rope broke.I think is a verry cute,funny but sad story. BY THE WAY THERE IS A MOVIE IN YOUTUBE AND FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @clara_1201
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this books,but the is so sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the movie!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good but one of the sadest books i know
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is.amazing and imgation is involved