Bridge to Terabithia

Version: Unabridged
Author: Katherine Paterson
Narrator: Robert Sean Leonard
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Literature, Classics, Classics
Publisher: Harper Children's Audio
Published In: January 2005
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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The timeless classic and winner of the Newbery Medal

Jess 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 outruns 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

Reviews (3)

great detail!

Written by Andi Drager from East Fallowfield, PA on October 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book! We recently watched the movie and the book is keeping my attention even better! Fantastic story!

Bridge to Terabithia

Written by Gayle Scirocco on July 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

My daughter and I listened to this book and we both enjoyed it. I thought the narrator did a good job.

Bridge to Terabithia

Written by Anonymous on May 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I vaguely remember reading and loving this book as a child. I took me forever to remember the name and once I had I couldnt wait to read it again as an adult. The memory however didnt live up to the reality. I was slightly bored and didnt feel the excitment I rememeber as a child. The narrator was easy to understand but very bland.

Author Details

Author Details

Paterson, Katherine

Katherine Paterson's international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal (Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved) and the National Book Award (The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer), she has received many accolades for her body of work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. She was also named a Living Legend by the Librar