Appropriate Age: 10-14
About the Author:
Katherine Paterson never thought, as a girl, that she would be a writer. She wanted to become an actress. Instead she wrote plays for her sixth grade friends to act out. The worldy traveller has many different stories to tell, in addition to her own. For more information about Katherine Paterson, visit her website at http://www.terabithia.com/about.html
About the Book:
Jess is known in school as fhte fastest runner in school. However, that all changes when Leslie, the new girl in school shows Jess up. After some initial hard feelings, the two become friends and embark on a magical journey through their imaginations. Readers cycle through everything with these characters, life, death, and the hardships many middleschoolers must face. It is a beautiful book.
Why Little Aristotle's Library Loves It:
This powerful story of friendship and courage has stayed with me for many parts of my life. I will never forget reading the story in my sixth grade class and avidly gobbling up page after page. The story is so elequently written and very real to me.
Other Books You Might Like...
Paterson has had several other novels that have won distinguished awards. You may enjoy these other titles, "Jacob Have I Loved," "The Great Gilly Hopkins," and "The Master Puppeteer." Seek them out at your local public library or book store, she has 15 books in all.