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Bridge to Terabithia
Author Katherine Paterson
Illustrator Donna Diamond
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's novel
Publisher Crowell
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover, paperback)
ISBN 0-690-01359-0 (hardback edition)
OCLC 2818232

Bridge to Terabithia is a novel by Katherine Paterson


Bridge to Terabithia is about two children who create a fictional kingdom in a forest. The two main characters are Leslie Burke and Jess Aarons.

The author thought of writing this book after her son David L. Paterson's friend Lisa Hill died from being struck by lightning in 1974.


In 1978, the book won the Newbery Medal.

The work was also awarded an ALA Notable Children's Book, which is given to the best children's books of the year.

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