Bridge to Terabithia

Author Paterson, Katherine.
Language English
Publisher
Littleton Mass.: Sundance, 198701989




Annotation:

Also issued as Recorded Books SteadyReader Fiction on Cassette.



Subjects :

  • Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship
  • Death
  • Fiction
  • Reading comprehension
  • Literature
  • Newbery Medal
  • Study and teaching
  • Drama
  • Children's stories
  • Grief
  • Newbery Medal books

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 California Department of Education
  • Books About Trauma, Tragedy and Loss, 2002 Children's Book Council
  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 H.W. Wilson
  • Kids Reading List, 2008 Oprah/ALSC
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 H.W. Wilson

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1986 Winner Colorado
  • John Newbery Medal, 1978 Winner United States
  • Virginia Young Readers Program, 1983 Winner Virginia
  • Zilveren Griffel (Silver Pen), 1983 Winner Netherlands
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1986 Winner Colorado United States

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1983; Nominee North Dakota
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1983; Nominee North Dakota
  • California Young Reader Medal, 1980; Nominee California
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1987; Nominee North Dakota
  • Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2007-2008; Wisconsin

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0690013590
Crowell (New York:) 1977.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points 5

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 7


9780064401845, 0064401847
Harper & Row ([S.l.]:) .

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points 5

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 810
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 7

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Reviews :

Valerie O. Patterson (Children's Literature)
Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr. practices all summer so that he can be the fastest runner in his rural Virginia fifth-grade class. Despite his practice, however, he loses the race on the first day of school to Leslie Burke, the new girl in school whose hippy parents have moved from Washington, DC. Despite Jesse’s lost running dream, he becomes fast friends with Leslie. Together they build the imaginary kingdom of Terabitia in the woods. To Jesse, Leslie is “more than his friend. She was his other more exciting self--his way to Terabithia and all the worlds beyond.” When Jesse’s favorite teacher takes him to see the art museums in Washington one rainy day, he returns home to find his world permanently changed by tragedy--Leslie’s death. Despite his heartache, Jesse moves forward, a stronger and more whole individual for his friendship with Leslie. Written by the author for her then young son whose best friend was killed by lightning, this Newbery Medal winner moves the heart and spirit with its beautiful writing, wrenching honesty, and hopeful ending. 2005 (orig. 1977), HarperCollins, $5.99. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Crowell (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1977.)

Wende Sairio (Audiofile, February/March 2006)
This children's classic has been recorded several times, but Robert Sean Leonard has crafted a recording that earns its place among the best. Leonard brings Jess to life, his yearning and striving, his love for his family, and his secret pleasure--his art. Leonard imbues the story with emotion. Though he doesn't give all the characters their own voices, he builds their identities clearly. When Jess decides to allow Leslie into his world, we feel his caution but also his understanding of Leslie's difficult position, and we share the surprise as their friendship blossoms. And when tragedy strikes, we are there with Jess as he finds the strength and courage to go on. W.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 2005 (orig. 1977), Harper Audio, Four CDs, $25.95. Ages 8 up.
(PUBLISHER: Harper Audio Four CDs $25.95., PUBLISHED: 2005 (orig. 1977))

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Paterson's Newbery-winning novel becomes an entertaining and dramatic audiobook via Leonard's accomplished reading. Jess Aarons is eager to start fifth grade. He's been practicing his sprints all summer, determined to become the fastest runner at school. All seems to be on track, until the new girl in class (who also happens to be Jess's new next-door neighbor), Leslie Burke, leaves all the boys in the dust, including Jess. After this rather frustrating introduction, Jess and Leslie soon become inseparable. Together, they create an imaginary, secret kingdom in the woods called Terabithia that can be reached only by swinging across a creek bed on a rope. But one morning a tragic accident befalls Leslie as she ventures alone to Terabithia, and Jess's life is changed forever. Leonard deftly interprets the strands of humor, realism and heart-wrenching emotion woven into Paterson's fine tale. His careful and authentic handling of Jess's anger and grief in the aftermath of the accident is sure to touch listeners. Contemporary instrumental interludes featuring guitar, piano and drums signal the beginning and end of each tape side. Ages 9-up. (Jan.)
(PUBLISHER: Harper Audio ([New York]:), PUBLISHED: p2000.)

(Children's Literature.)
Jesse finds that he is able to go on after his friend Leslie’s death partially because of the deep friendship the two had shared. It is not accidental that their fantasies have been built around an imaginary kingdom whose origins lie in the Chronicles of Narnia, by the influential theologian C. S. Lewis. 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. 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.
(PUBLISHER: HarperCollins 208 p., PUBLISHED: 1977)

Tammy (BookHive (www.bookhive.org))
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.
(PUBLISHER: Harper & Row ([S.l.]:), PUBLISHED: Unavailable)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
All summer, Jess pushes himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, running mile after hilly mile on the family farm. When the year’s first schoolyard race is run, his victory is stolen by a new girl who doesn’t even know enough to stay off the boys’ side of the playground. But instead of becoming rivals, they become friends. Jess guides Leslie, the city girl, through life in the country, and she draws him into the imaginary world of Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess are safe from bullies and ridicule. One day, however, that tranquility is shattered when tragedy forces one of them to reign in Terabithia alone. In this poignant, Newbery Medal-winning novel, Katherine Paterson beautifully illustrates the joy and pain of growing up. Narrator Tom Stechschulte’s warm, lightly accented voice brings Jess, Leslie and the magical world of Terabithia to life for the listener. n.d., n/a, SteadyReader CD; C7029, $46.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: n/a SteadyReader CD; C7029 $46.75., PUBLISHED: n.d.)

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Based on the author's childhood experiences, this book describes the life of a family living on a barge during World War II, as seen through the eyes of the six-year-old son Marek. The barge is part of a convoy that travels up and down the entire Danube, unloading and taking on cargo at numerous large and small ports and landings. The boy and his family as well as the whole brother-hood of boat people(Slovaks, Hungarians, Germans, Bulgarians, Rumanians, Serbs) become directly involved in the drama and the tragedy resulting from the war, but friendship and close ties of comradship help them survive even the most critical moments. Not all Germans are villains, not all are Nazis. The boy must leave the barge and the river to attend school in Bratislave, where his grandparents live. His mother and younger brother, who has suddenly fallen ill, join him in the final year of the war. The war front cut the father off from his family, however, and there can be no hope of his return until the war ends. Throughout the months on land, the light of his barge lamp remained a symbol of hope for the young boy. The extraordinary book presents the subject of the 2nd World War in a completely new and original manner. Even though it is exciting and aciton packed it avoids simplistic reductions and slogans which often mar other books on the subject. The author has chosen facts with great skill, avoiding the pitfalls of redundancy and declarativeness. Written in a lively and vivid prose style, the book convincingly conveys a deep humanism and anti-war sentiments.
(PUBLISHER: Puffin (London:), PUBLISHED: 1980.)

David Bennett (Books for Keeps No. 6, January 1981)
This is a book about giving, not just material things but those intangibles like friendship, understanding, encouragement, mercy, courage, things that you might be sensitive enough to perceive that other people need. Jess realises at the tragic end of the book how much he has been given by his new neighbour Leslie, yet another girl in his female-dominated life. She opens his eyes to a far more challenging world when she invents their secret island kingdom of Terabithia, for to be its king Jess must assume the attributes of kingship, and the island rapidly takes on a significance beyond mere children's games. Highly recommended for thoughtful readers, this is a well deserving Newbery Award winner. Category: Middle/Secondary. . ...., Puffin, 85p. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Puffin (London:), PUBLISHED: 1980.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
All summer, Jess pushes himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, running mile after hilly mile on the family farm. When the year’s first schoolyard race is run, his victory is stolen by a new girl who doesn’t even know enough to stay off the boys’ side of the playground. But instead of becoming rivals, they become friends. Jess guides Leslie, the city girl, through life in the country, and she draws him into the imaginary world of Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess are safe from bullies and ridicule. One day, however, that tranquility is shattered when tragedy forces one of them to reign in Terabithia alone. In this poignant, Newbery Medal-winning novel, Katherine Paterson beautifully illustrates the joy and pain of growing up. Narrator Tom Stechschulte’s warm, lightly accented voice brings Jess, Leslie and the magical world of Terabithia to life for the listener. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 94867, $30.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Unabridged Cassette- Library Edition; 94867 $30.75., PUBLISHED: n.d.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
All summer, Jess pushes himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, running mile after hilly mile on the family farm. When the year’s first schoolyard race is run, his victory is stolen by a new girl who doesn’t even know enough to stay off the boys’ side of the playground. But instead of becoming rivals, they become friends. Jess guides Leslie, the city girl, through life in the country, and she draws him into the imaginary world of Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess are safe from bullies and ridicule. One day, however, that tranquility is shattered when tragedy forces one of them to reign in Terabithia alone. In this poignant, Newbery Medal-winning novel, Katherine Paterson beautifully illustrates the joy and pain of growing up. Narrator Tom Stechschulte’s warm, lightly accented voice brings Jess, Leslie and the magical world of Terabithia to life for the listener. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; C1052, $46.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: p1996.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
All summer, Jess pushes himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, running mile after hilly mile on the family farm. When the year’s first schoolyard race is run, his victory is stolen by a new girl who doesn’t even know enough to stay off the boys’ side of the playground. But instead of becoming rivals, they become friends. Jess guides Leslie, the city girl, through life in the country, and she draws him into the imaginary world of Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess are safe from bullies and ridicule. One day, however, that tranquility is shattered when tragedy forces one of them to reign in Terabithia alone. In this poignant, Newbery Medal-winning novel, Katherine Paterson beautifully illustrates the joy and pain of growing up. Narrator Tom Stechschulte’s warm, lightly accented voice brings Jess, Leslie and the magical world of Terabithia to life for the listener. n.d., n/a, SteadyReader Cassette; 79623, $30.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: p1997.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Littleton Mass.: Sundance, 198701989

Media Type: Language Material
identical books (128 p.):
(KIT 428.4)
1245365835
9781245365833
"A Harper Trophy book".
New York: HarperEntertainment, 2007

Media Type: Language Material
191 p. 7 p.:
PZ7.P273 ([Fic])
9780061253706
0061253707
Waterville Me.: Thorndike Press, 2007

Media Type: Language Material
187 p.:
PZ7.P273 ([Fic])
9780786296200
0786296208
Harper Audio Four CDs $25.95., 2005

Media Type:

0060758333
9780060758332
[New York]: Harper Audio, 2000

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
3 sound cassettes (240 min.):
0694524522
9780694524525
Sound cassette.
Unabridged.
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1997

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
6 sound cassettes (4 hr. 30 min.):
PZ7.P273 (808.89/282)
0788716360
0788716026
9780788716362
9780788716027
Recorded at a 10%- 15% slower pace.
An unabridged recording of the book.
In container (23 cm.).
"Fiction on Cassette with Book."-Cover.
New York: Scholastic, 1996

Media Type: Language Material
identical books (128 p.):
([Fic])
0590132008
9780590132008
Number of books may vary.
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1996

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
4 sound discs (4 hr.):
PZ7.P273 ([Fic])
0788734466
9780788734465
An unabridged recording of the book.
"Unabridged Fiction."-Cover.
In container (16 cm.)
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking."-Cover.
Westminster Md.: Random House Video, 1989

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 videocassette (VHS) (34 min.):
0676275516
9780676275513
Random House/Miller Brody presents a filmstrip dramatization of the Newbery Medal Book by Katherine Paterson.
Random House presents from the Newbery Video Collection.
Random House Video no manufacturer's number.
New York: Trumpet Club, 1987

Media Type: Language Material
128 p.:
([Fic])
0440841216
9780440841210
Santa Barbara Calif.: ABC-CLIO/Cornerstone, 1987

Media Type: Language Material
155p. (large print)
([Fic])
0844132829
9780844132822
Santa Barbara Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1987

Media Type: Language Material
155 p. (large print):
PZ7.P273 ([Fic])
1557360103
9781557360106
"Cornerstone books".
Westminster MD: Random House, 1986

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 videocassette (34 min.):
PZ7 (813)
0676275524
0075105381
9780676275520
9780075105381
Virginia Young Readers Winner Elementary 1982-83.
LIMS# C39863 (1989).
Based on the book by Katherine Paterson.
Chicago IL: Public Media Video, 1985

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 videocassette (58 min.):
(VC 502)
0615082270
9780615082271
Produced by Nancy Sackett and Bill Novodor ; directed by Eric Till.
Originally broadcast on the television program WonderWorks.
Based on the book by Katherine Paterson.
Random 65695-4, 1981

Media Type: Kit
2fs col and 2tc gui
AV F
Westminster Md.: Random House School Division, 1981

Media Type: Projected Medium
2 filmstrips (263 fr.):
PZ7 (813)
Artist Trudi Smith.
Intended audience Ages 9-13.
An adaptation of Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson.
Title from data sheet.
Miller-Brody, 1980

Media Type: Language Material
2fs. 2ct. and tg.
F
0021018707
9780021018703
Winner of 1978 Newberry Medal
London: Puffin, 1980

Media Type: Language Material
148p.
(813.54)
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0140312609
9780140312607
9780140366181
Springfield Va.: Children's Television International, 1980

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 videocassette (15 min.):
(VT/F/Bri)
Virginia Young Readers Winner Elementary 1982-83
Lincoln NE: Great Plains National Instructional Television Library, 1980

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 videocassette (15 min.):
PZ7 (372.6)
1309998418
9781309998410
Based on the book Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson.
Cataloged from contributor's data.
VHS.
Westminster MD: Random House, 1979

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording

Miller-Brody NAR/NAC 3115, 1979

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1rec or 1tc
AV F
9257451755
9789257451759
[United States]: Newbery Award Records Inc., 1979

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 sound cassette (26:10 24:37 min.):
0394667298
9780394667294
0394768914
9780394768915
Miller Brody, 1979

Media Type: Language Material
1ct. and tg.
F
0020012411
9780020012412
A recorded dramatization of the 1977 Newbery Award book.
New York: Newbery Award Records, 1979

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 sound cassette (ca. 51 min.) ;
PZ 7 P296
9780394768915
"A Newbery Award recorded dramatization."
New York N.Y.: Miller-Brody Productions, 1979

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 sound disc:
(REC/F/Bri)
Virginia Young Readers Winner Elementary 1982-83
Desoto Tex.: SRA/McGraw Hill, 1979

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 sound cassette (ca. 51 min.):
([Fic])
Based on the book by Katherine Paterson.
New York: Avon, 1978

Media Type: Language Material
128 p.:
0380432811
9780380432813
London: Gollancz, 1978

Media Type: Language Material
[9],128p.:
(823/.9/1)
0575025506
9780575025509
Originally published New York: Crowell 1977.
HarperCollins 208 p., 1977

Media Type:

9780060734015
0060734019
New York: Crowell, 1977

Media Type: Language Material
128 p.:
PZ7.P273 ([Fic])
0690013590
9780690013597
n/a SteadyReader CD; C7029 $46.75.,

Media Type:

9781428159037
Recorded Books Unabridged Cassette- Library Edition; 94867 $30.75.,

Media Type:

9780788706936
0788706934
American School Publishers,

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1tc
AV F
0672451751
9780672451751
[S.l.]: Harper & Row,

Media Type: Language Material
128 p.:
PZ7.P273 ([Fic])
0064401847
9780064401845

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