|Illustrated By:||Diamond, Donna|
|By (author):||Paterson, Katherine|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Classics|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship|
|SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement|
School Library Journal Best Book
Library of Congress Children’s Books
Horn Book Fanfare
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Virginia Young Readers Award
|Publisher:||Harper Collins Canada|
|Size:||7.58in x 5.22in x 0.50in|
|From The Publisher*|
This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss.
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 Medal 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.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
|Review Quote*||"Eloquent and assured." (Kirkus Reviews)|
Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.