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  • Published: New York : Crowell, c1977.
  • Year Published: 1977
  • Description: 163 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 810

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0064401847
  • 0690046359



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Bridge to Terabithia

by Paterson, Katherine.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Y Fiction / Paterson, Katherine, R Newbery Medal 1978

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth

Additional Details

Youth level.

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.

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So sad

This book made me very sad. I didn't understand it when I was younger, but I do now.


the ending was to sad. leslie should have just moved away or something

A sad sad ending

The ending was so sad, but I still loved this book, my teacher gave it to me as a gift, and I was hooked when I started reading it, it really is a great book!!! :(


I didnt like the ending. It was so sad. I read this as a kid and I loved it, well besides the ending anyway xD I made sure to watch the movie and recommend it to my cousins after

Bridge to Terabithia

This book was very sad and I almost cried by the end. I would highly recommend this book to anybody though. I would say that it is kind of predictable, but I still really enjoyed it!


I read this book as a child and decided to re-read before allowing my 8 year old to read it. I recommend it for the lessons it has about friendship and acceptance. However, I also recommend reading it with, or right before your child. There are foreign concepts, such as Vietnam and "peaceniks", which may need some explaining. More importantly, though, are the mature areas of the story that you may want to further discuss. In addition to death, the boy has romantic feelings about his teacher and a classmate is being physically abused by her father. When classmates and teachers learn about it, the actions aren't seen as very unusual and there is more concern about the girl feeling embarrassed about telling anyone. The book is from a different time, so many other things are different (like segregating girls and boys) so that should be kept in mind.

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