Bridge to Terabithia

Author/Illustrator: Katherine Paterson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Gr. 3+

Overview: The story is about two best friends, who seem different as night and day. Jesse is trying to fit in at school, trying to be the best fifth grader he can be. Leslie is the new girl, who wears jeans and does not care what anyone else thinks. They become best friends and create a world of their own where anything is possible.

Students can write about their own imaginary world that they would want to create. What creatures and rules would exist in this world? Where would their world be, in the woods like in the story, or someplace different, like a bedroom or attic?

Reviewer’s Name: Becky Broyles