Bridge to Terabithia (Summer Reading Edition)
Bridge to Terabithia - Summer Reading Edition Author:Katherine Paterson The timeless classic and winner of the Newbery MedalJess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new kid, a new girl, boldly crosses over to the boys' side of the playground and o... more »utruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. It doesn't matter to Jess that Leslie dresses funny or that her family has a lot of money -- but no TV. Leslie has imagination. Together, they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where they reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits. Then one morning a terrible tragedy occurs. Only when Jess is able to come to grips with this tragedy does he finally understand the strength and courage Leslie has given him.Performed by Robert Sean Leonard« less
I really liked this book and it is nothing like the movie trailers. There are no monsters or creatures in this story just a great story about friendship. Had read it in the past with 4th grade students but re-read it after the movie came out to see how they compared. Great Newberry winner story about friendship.