“When he was in first grade, he told his father that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up. He thought he‘d be pleased, he wasn‘t.”
I would use this in a classroom to help demonstrate and foster the importance of friendships and imagination!
The first chapter of this book is an introduction to the main character, Jesse Aarons. Jesse‘s character is relatable to that of children for multiple reasons. Many kids can relate to having their eyes set on a goal, and people and other factors holding them back. From this first chapter, children can see different and similar family structures.
Bridge to Terabithia is a modern fantasy that is quick to read but is a great story. Two new friends create their own world away from those that bully them. One of the reasons that I loved this book when I was younger was the fact that there is a movie. As a child that did not like to read it always motivated me more to read so that way I could see the movie then compare and contrast the two.
Full Book- This book was a great read. It deals with the grief of a friend at such a young age. Jess didn't believe it at first, but soon recognizes it was real. Many kids might have to deal with some sort of grief in their lives and this book would be a great way of explaining that to them.
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I am not a person who understands the need to ban any book, and I was lucky enough to have a teacher who read us this banned book in 4th grade and it changed me as a reader. This is the first book I remember making me cry. It made me feel so emotional that I just wanted to curl up and live inside its pages forever. 💚 Beautifully moving book about childhood and friendship.
I don't care if you read the book or watch the movie, this has me in tears EVERY SINGLE TIME. I read it first as a child, but read it again every few years to remember a childhood of adventure, tree climbing, and lost friends.
This story has been told in various ways over the years. If you are a fan of the movie My Girl, pick up this book. If you want to cheat, watch the movie.
I LOVED The Bridge to Terabithia in 4th grade. It makes me so happy that my 4th grader loves it too!
She‘s read it a couple of times in the last few months, and then Friday afternoon the girls spent several hours in the backyard making their own “bridge to Terabithia”! They dragged some broken pavers over under the bushes. And partially dismantled the old playhouse and put the wood to use. ❤️ #raisingreaders
So I didn‘t read this as a kid, I‘ve only seen parts of the movie. I knew kind of how it ended. But let‘s break my heart anyway. I felt strongly about the lazy sisters and about the younger sister. I felt for the parents and the main characters. I liked that they referenced The Chronicles of Narnia. I may have lived this as a kid.
It‘s Episode FIFTY of my nostalgic book podcast, and I can‘t think of a better way to mark the moment than to revisit a true classic. Katherine Paterson‘s 1978 Newbery Medal-winning Bridge to Terabithia *definitely* fits the bill. With the help of viral essayist and author Meg Elison, I take an emotional trip down memory lane on this ep. Get your tissues ready, because THAT ENDING! 💔 Link to listen in bio!
#AMonthOfSongs Day 28: ‘We need a place,‘ she said, ‘just for us. It would be so secret that we would never tell anyone in the whole world about it.‘ .. She lowered her voice almost to a whisper. ‘It might be a whole secret country,‘ she continued, ‘and you and I would be the rulers of it.‘
My review of this heartbreaking, timeless novel along with two other Newbery Medal winners: https://wp.me/pDlzr-4Y2
I haven't done an update in a while but I don't think I've read anything that fits either 😂
I read this for #MiddleGradeMay and I've actually been wanting to for a looong time. Sooo sad but a really good, quick read.
✅ With a dog in it
✅ Where a character dies
✅ Made into a movie
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Before I could stop myself I began to really tell how the children were, leading my startled tablemates deep into the story of David‘s #grief. No one interrupted me. But when I finally shut up, Ann Durell said very gently, “I know this sounds just like an editor, but you should write that story.
- Katherine Paterson‘s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech
I remember hearing so much about this book when I was younger. I know the storyline, but don‘t actually remember reading it. However, ask anyone you know and someone will remember it. This book has a lasting impression on so many people no matter what age they age. This just goes to show that Paterson wrote a classic that will go down in history as one of the best.
This books sounds really interesting to read! I loved seeing a book with the theme of imagination and how children can create an entire world with nature around them. I feel like this is an important book for children to read because it allows them to cherish their imagination and to deal with unforeseen circumstances.
The life of Jesse changes when he becomes friends with Leslie, the class insider. The children create an imaginary world called Terabithia. The world is inhabited by many magical creatures. Though difficulties fill their ordinary lives, Jesse and Leslie rule as king and queen in Terabithia. Soon one of the friends must draw on the strength of their imaginary kingdom to cope with a tragedy.
I'd never read this book when I was younger, but after seeing mention of it here I thought I'd give it a try. What a beautiful book, with simplicity and depth, about love and fear and friendship. I'm sure I would have appreciated it as a young person, but as an adult I think it meant that much more to me. I cannot praise this book enough.
“Bridge to Terabithia” was my first, true experience with “Literature” as a kid (BSC doesn‘t count 😆). I coveted Leslie‘s golden sunroom, wanted a puppy to name Prince Terrien, & cried my gosh-darn eyes out. I love/d it so much that I have a wreath inspired by the one Jess makes for Leslie (with all of the flora mentioned in the book) tattooed on my shoulder. I love it more with every reread. 💕
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I remember watching the movie a long time ago and loving it , it was so sad I didn‘t watch it a second time . Now that I‘ve read the book I wouldn‘t mind reading the book over and over . Leslie mentions Narnia a time or two and the quote that comes to mind to me is “ Once a king or queen in Narnia always a king or queen in Narnia .” It makes me long for my own Narnia and my own Terabithia.