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Bridge to Terabithia

By Katherine Paterson, Illustrated by Donna Diamond

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

  • Grade level: 4
  • Interest Level: 3-7
  • Guided Reading Level: T
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780064401845
  • ISBN 10: 0064401847
  • ISBN 13: 9780064401845
  • Pages: 192
  • Trim Size: 5.13 x 7.63 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
  • Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Death & Dying
  • Juvenile Fiction / Classics

The Horn Book“Set in contemporary rural America, the story is one of remarkable richness and depth, beautifully written.”

Kirkus Reviews“Eloquent and assured.”

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3,3a,3b,3b,3d,3e,4,8,9,9a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,2,4
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