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Bridge To Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. Written by Katherine Paterson, it was first published in 1977, and won the Newbery Medal in 1978. It tells the story of fifth grader Jesse Aarons, who befriends new girl Leslie Burke when he loses a race to her. Jesse Aarons Jr., the only boy in a family of five children, is a middle child, living in rural southwest Virginia. His mother favors his sisters Brenda, Ellie, May Belle, and Joyce Ann, while his father works in Washington D.C. and doesn't have much time for him. May Belle, the second youngest sister, adores Jesse and admires him. Leslie Burke is an only child who moved to the area along with her wealthy parents who are both writers. Jesse has been training all summer for a race, but the race is won by Leslie, despite the fact that the race is for "boys only". Both children are loners who don't fit in with their peers at school: Jesse is intensely...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Bridge To Terabithia. You should replace/update it...