Puente a Terabitia

Katherine Paterson
Death Feelings and Emotions Friendship
Death Feelings and Emotions Friendship


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.

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Katherine Paterson
Donna Diamond
Oct 31, 2017
  • 1978 Newbery Medal
  • 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Award
  • 2000 Living Legend by the Library of Congress
  • 2006 Astrid Lindgren Award
  • 1977 ALA Notable Children's Books
  • 1977 School Library Journal Best Book