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Reissued with the new Puffin Modern Classics cover-look.Puffin Modern Classics bring together muc... Read More

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Reissued with the new Puffin Modern Classics cover-look.Puffin Modern Classics bring together much-loved stories which are as fresh and exciting today as when they were first published.Includes an introduction by Julia Eccleshare, children's book consultant and children's reviews editor for the Guardian.BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA has remained continuously in print. It has sold 200,000 copies in its Puffin Modern Classic edition alone. Total sales of all editions have reached 650,000.An unforgettable story about the importance of friendship, and coming to terms with the death of someone close.Awarded the 1978 Newbery Medal.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.

Bridge to Terabithia is an unforgettable story of friendship and loss by award-winning author Katherine Paterson.
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.
Reissued in 'A Pufifn Book' series of Puffin modern classics, Bridge to Terabithia is a Newbery Medal winner.

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Title: Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson
SKU: BK0031343
EAN: 9780141359786
Language: English

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