Bridge to TerabithiaBook - 1977
From Library Staff
This Newbery Award winning novel is appropriate to ages 9-12. Readers are
immersed in the world of Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr., an artistically inclined fifthgrader
and the only male child in a large, low-income rural Virginia family. The
crux of the novel is built around Jesse’s relationship wit... Read More »
[Challenged for: Language, Death, Magic] Bridge to Terabithia is a winner of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal which is awarded annually to a distinguished children’s book. In 2006, a parent challenged this children’s book used by an Ottawa School. The parent objected to certain wo... Read More »
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Jess Aaron's wanted to be the fastest runner in 5th grade, he has been preparing for the "race" since summer started and now he is ready to go, but that all changes when he meets Leslie Burke, who shows him that imagination can change his life. They make an imaginative kingdom called Terabithia and have many adventures along the way. Then a terrible accident happens... leaving all of us in shock and despair.
jesse gets a grade 5 boy going through poverty gets a light in his life when his new neighbor leslie moves in the create a magical world they name Terabithia but sadly leslie tries to go to teribithia by herself and drowns in the river jesse has to overcome the sad loss and in her honor builds a bridge across the river.
"Jesse's colourless rural world expands when he becomes fascinated with Leslie, the new girl in school. But when Leslie drowns trying to reach their home Terabithia, Jesse struggles to accept the loss of his friend." (Novelist Review)
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