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.
Author: Katherine Paterson
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.50h x 5.10w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 11 / Bridge to Terabithia
Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Winner
Award: Colorado Blue Spruce Award - Winner
Booklist 10/01/1993 pg. 335
School Library Journal 01/01/2000
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 111
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 pg. 119 - Superior,Well Above Average