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Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighbouring farm his life changes forever. Even though she runs faster than him, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay - she's clever and funny and not a bit soppy.

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ISBN 9780141359786
Barcode 9780141359786
Published 19 August 2015 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Paterson, Katherine
Series Puffin Modern Classics (part: 27)
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ISBN-13 9780141359786
ISBN-10 0141359781
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 19 August 2015
International Publication Date 2 July 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Paterson, Katherine
Series Puffin Modern Classics (part: 27)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 149g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Children's stories, American
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 595924

Description of this Book

Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighbouring farm his life changes forever. Even though she runs faster than him, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay - she's clever and funny and not a bit soppy. And it is Leslie who invents Terabithia, the secret country on an island across the creek where he can escape his troublesome family. The only way to reach Terabithia is by rope-swing where Jess and Leslie become King and Queen, defeating giants, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against their enemies. They are invincible - until tragedy strikes. It is more dreadful than anything Jess had ever dreamed of, but as he struggles to cope with his grief and anger, he finds that his family value him more than he'd thought and that, still King, he could even save Terabithia for the future.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Katherine Paterson was born in China in 1932 - she was the middle of five children. Her parents were missionaries and during her childhood the family travelled extensively. After graduating she was a teacher in Virginia and later she travelled to Japan where she lived for four years. Katherine Paterson is twice winner of the Newbery Medal: in 1978 for BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA and in 1981 for JACOB HAVE I LOVED. Katherine now lives in Vermont, USA and loves to teach, read and cook.

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