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Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Overview

Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone. That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone. That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits.

Katherine Paterson

About Bridge to Terabithia Description

From author's website: People are always asking me questions I don't have answers for. One is, "When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer?" The fact is that I never wanted to be a writer, at least not when I was a child, or even a young woman. Today I want very much to be a writer. But when I was ten, I wanted to be either a movie star or a missionary. When I was twenty, I wanted t

Data Book Bridge to Terabithia

Original Title Bridge to Terabithia ISBN 0439366771 (ISBN13: 9780439366779 ) Edition Language English Characters Jesse Aarons, Leslie Burke setting Virginia (United States) Lark Creek, Virginia (United States) Terabithia, 1970 Literary Awards Newbery Medal (1978), Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1978), Zilveren Griffel (1983), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (1979) (53)