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Bridge to Terabithia

Written by Katherine Paterson & illustrated by Donna Diamond
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All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year’s first school-yard race was run, he was going to win.But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn’t even know enough to stay on the girls’ side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. The friendship between the two grows as Jess guides the city girl through the pitfalls of life in their small, rural town, and Leslie draws him into the world of imaginations world of magic and ceremony called Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess rule supreme among the oaks and evergreens, safe from the bullies and ridicule of the mundane world. Safe until an unforeseen tragedy forces Jess to reign in Terabithia alone, and both worlds are forever changed. In this poignant, beautifully rendered novel, Katherine Paterson weaves a powerful story of friendship and courage.

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Who Wrote Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

<p>Katherine Paterson is one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved authors. Among her many awards are two Newberys and two National Book Awards, and she was recently named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress. She has been published in more than 22 languages in a variety of formats, from picture books to historical novels.</p>

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Who Illustrated Bridge to Terabithia

Donna Diamond

Donna Diamond has illustrated numerous children’s books, including <em> The Day of the Unicorn </em> by Mollie Hunter and <em> Riches </em> by Esther Hautzig, as well as many book jackets. She lives in Riverdale, NY.

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