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Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond.
Contributor biographical information
Publisher description
[S.l.] : Harper & Row, 987, cc1977.
128 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

Best Books:

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 ; H.W. Wilson; United States

Awards, Honors, Prizes:

Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1986 Winner Colorado United States

State and Provincial Reading Lists:

Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1983 ; Nominee; Older Children; North Dakota
Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2007-2008 ; Middle Level; Wisconsin

Curriculum Tools:

Link to Discussion Guide at Multnomah County Library
Link to Discussion Guide at Scholastic
Link to Teachers Guide at

Reading Measurement Programs:

Accelerated Reader" "
Interest Level Middle Grade" "
Book Level 4.6" "
Accelerated Reader Points 5" "
Accelerated Vocabulary, Literacy Skills" "

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Lexile Measure 810

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Title Point Value 7
Lexile Measure 810


Tammy (BookHive (
This year, Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr. is determined to be the fastest kid in third, fourth, and fifth grade at school. He practices every morning, all summer long. But on the first day back, Leslie Burke, (a new girl who moves in next door to him) decides to race...and she wins. Even so, Jesse decides that he likes Leslie. Together, they build an imaginary magic kingdom called Terabithia, where anything can happen. Leslie tells incredible stories, and Jesse draws pictures. Until spring, when it rains, and rains. And something terrible happens. This is a bittersweet story of friendship, loss, and hope. Category: Award Books; Realistic Fiction. Grade Level: Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 1987, Harper Trophy. Ages 9 to 12.


LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ7.P273 Br
0064401847 (pbk.)
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