Bridge to Terabithia 1978

Author Paterson, Katherine.
Language English
New York: Crowell, 1977



Subjects :

  • Friendship
  • Death
  • Fiction
  • Fiction.
  • Newbery Medal books.

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • 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

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • California Young Reader Medal, 1980; Nominee California
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1983; Nominee North Dakota
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1987; Nominee North Dakota

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:

0690013590, 0690046359
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

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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: 1977.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Crowell, 1977

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

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