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The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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9 ratings

Not the cover I chose

One of my favorites growing up. I needed it again just for nostalgia. I wish I got the cover that was in the image when I clicked purchase. Oh well.

Different cover

It’s not a big deal but it is a different cover than the one I selected.

Book is Fantastic but don't pay for "Like New"

Ordered "Like new" came with pages ripped, words completely blacked out, writing all in it, pages bent, the cover is peeling, and certainly not "Like New."

This book is !!!

Such a beautiful and complicated book for a children's read. I loved the perspective of the young boy and how we were able to really see his life through the pages.

Bridge To Terabithia By a Fith Grade Student

Bridge to Terabithia is a splendid choice of a book. This book is very funny. It's a great story for people who enjoy twisted books. Bridge to Terabithia is by the wonderful Kathrine Paterson. It's an adventure book that makes you feel like you are almost in the book! The story takes place mostly in Terabithia, but they go to school and other places too. Terabithia is a magical place that Jess and Leslie make up. Jess and Leslie are the main characters. Jess is a very excellent student. He is kind of a scaredy-cat but he never shows it to Leslie. He is the kid who always wants to win. Jess is the king of Terabithia. He even has a crush on his music teacher Miss Edmunds! Leslie also is a marvelous student. She is a tip-top runner. Leslie is the queen in Terabithia. She is also a very good story teller In Bridge to Terabithia Jess and Leslie don't really fit in. Jess lives at home with his mom, dad, and 3 sisters. He has basically your average kid's life. Now Leslie on the other hand lives with her mom and dad and doesn't even have a TV! I like the author's writing because she writes with imagination. At some points it is happy but others are sad. It can switch at any minute. She also writes in an adventurous tone. I recommended this book to kids of all ages. It is definitely a family book. I would give it a 5 * rate because it is funny and mysterious. Well, if you don't want to read the book by now you might want to think again.

Bridge to Terabithia (5th grader's opinion)

Have you ever wondered if your imagination could create a world??? Well in this adventure book you can. This book is called Bridge to Terabithia. I must also thank the great author Katherine Paterson. For making a great mischievous adventure book. Bridge to Terabithia is about a boy named Jess who is having a rough time in life. But, then his class has a new girl named Leslie and she keeps talking to Jess about his imagination. Then they find out that they are neighbors so they decide to race each other down a road when they find a rope attached to a tree and under the tree is a river. So Leslie decides to jump on the rope and go across to the other side of the river so Jess follows her across. Once they get to the other side they decide to use their imagination to create a land called Terabithia to help them conquer there fears from the school bully named Janis. So then...... I guess you will have to read the book to find out anymore. If you're wondering what happens next and why its called Bridge To Terabithia when they get to Terabithia by a rope not a bridge then you'll have to read the book to find out. My opinion is that this book would be a two thumbs up. If you like adventure and especially imagination books then this is the book for you. It's a really descriptive book I am sure you will enjoy it. This book I would give it five stars because it's a wonderful children's book Also after you read Bridge To Terabithia then make sure to see the movie as well. My opinion is that if you're going to see the movie then make sure your read the book before you go to the movies.

A gripping, character-driven novel that leaves you trapped in thought

Ten-year-old Jess Aarons has never had a true friend. Someone he can confide his secrets to, and make plans with. The only thing he seems to have, in fact, is a happy relationship with his family's cow, Miss Bessie, a crush on the music teacher, Miss Edmunds - who seems to like him quite a bit, as well - and the hope to be the fastest runner in the entire fifth grade class at Lark Creek Elementary now that Wayne Pettis will be in the sixth grade. But Jess' dreams are dashed the moment Leslie Burke walks into his life. Leslie, like Jess, is ten-years-old, and, Jess sees on the first day of school, that she is also in his class, and appears to think that she and him are great friends simply because they live next door to each other, and have exchanged words - very few words, might I add. Jess is instantly reluctant to forge a friendship with this unlikely girl, who wears pants or shorts all the time, plays with the boys, calls her parents by their first names, and doesn't own a TV. However, as he gets to know her better, and realizes that, like him, she is the victim of numerous bullies attacking her for apparently no reason, Jess begins to see that Leslie could, quite possibly, become his first true friend. Together, as time passes, they establish their own secret land. A place they refer to as Terabithia, where giants and ogres run free, and work hard to destroy everything in their wake. A place where Jess is king and Leslie is queen. Where the two friends escape from the real world, and have the ability to toss their cares away. Leave their worries behind, and have a good time. Where Jess can showcase his artistic abilities, and Leslie can brag about not owning a TV, and her adventures in scuba diving, all without the repercussions of the nosy, nasty kids at school. But then, one day, a terrible tragedy occurs. One that makes Jess reevaluate everything he has experienced thus far in his lifetime, and realize just how much he learned from Leslie during the short time that he knew her. It is not often that a book touches me in such a profound way that I continually think about the outcome long after the last page has been turned. That it nags at me in such a violent way that I can't concentrate on anything else. Yet, somehow, that is exactly the frame of mind that Katherine Paterson's BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA has left me in. I don't know, exactly, how this book escaped my notice throughout my childhood. However, after seeing the movie trailers for the film, I just knew that I had to read it. Jess is an enjoyable character, whose interest in the arts and talent for drawing is inspiring, especially when you take into account that his parents don't shed any encouragement upon him. His crush on Miss Edmunds is also notable, for it really showcases the special relationship and bond that students are ability to establish with certain teachers. However, from the moment she stepped into the book, it was Leslie who captured my attention. From her introduction

Take Me Away

Chores, running, and hiding his talent to draw were Jess's most famous traits when he was alone, but when the neighbors moved in next door and he became friends with Leslie, this all changed. Jess was still good at these things but he became more creative, more imaginative, and more accepting of his love to draw. Leslie and Jess brought out the best in each other. These two were destined to become best friends, and they fought tough times as well as enjoyed good times together. Caught in a world without perfection, Leslie and Jess created a place where they could be without any imperfections. This secret place, once created, was longed for. Jess and Leslie needed this place just as they needed each other. Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Patterson, deals with a number of real life ordeals, including friendship, loss, bullying, and more. I think this is a great book for anyone who deals with life and longs for their own secret place to get away from it all.

Bridge to Terabithia - a kid's review

I like Bridge to Terabithia because it's interesting and it makes me want to read more. I think it's good for others kids my age to read. This book is about a boy named Jesse and a girl named Leslie who created this place called Terabithia. Any enemies around them in their real life would become enemies in Terabithia. Jesse and Leslie had difficulties in their lives but they straightened them out. At the end of the story Jesse built a bridge to Terabithia in honor of Leslie. They were good friends. I had a lot of feelings about this book. I was sad because in the end something shocking happened to Leslie. I was surprised because Jesse goes somewhere without permission. After reading Bridge to Terabithia, these are my opinions: #1 This book is exciting for others to read. #2 I think Katherine Paterson should continue the story so I can know what happens next. #3 It's a good book.

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