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Bridge to Terabithia: A Newbery Award Winner
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Bridge to Terabithia: A Newbery Award Winner Hardcover - 2017

by Katherine Paterson; Donna Diamond (Illustrator)


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The fortieth anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Award-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.

In addition to being a Newbery Award 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.

From the rear cover

All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win.But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn't even know enough to stay on the girls' side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. The friendship between the two grows as Jess guides the city girl through the pitfalls of life in their small, rural town, and Leslie draws him into the world of imaginations world of magic and ceremony called Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess rule supreme among the oaks and evergreens, safe from the bullies and ridicule of the mundane world. Safe until an unforeseen tragedy forces Jess to reign in Terabithia alone, and both worlds are forever changed.

In this poignant, beautifully rendered novel, Katherine Paterson weaves a powerful story of friendship and courage.

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  • Title Bridge to Terabithia: A Newbery Award Winner
  • Author Katherine Paterson; Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition Later Printing
  • Pages 192
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher HarperCollins, New York
  • Date 2017-05-02
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780690013597 / 0690013590
  • Weight 0.65 lbs (0.29 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.7 in (23.11 x 14.99 x 1.78 cm)
  • Ages 08 to 12 years
  • Grade levels 3 - 7
  • Reading level 810
  • Themes
    • Topical: Death/Dying
    • Topical: Family
    • Topical: Friendship
  • Library of Congress subjects Death, Friendship
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 77002221
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

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Citations

  • Booklist, 10/01/1993, Page 335
  • Hornbook Guide to Children, 01/01/2018, Page 119
  • School Library Journal, 01/01/2000, Page 0
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