This is only a guide book for the students and teachers of English Literature. This treatise includes introduction to the book, its history and background, characters, summary, and critical analysis. It does not contain the original text of the novel.
“Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson was first published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell.
It is a work of children’s literature. The story revolves around two lonely children who make a magical forest kingdom.
In the year 1978 “Bridge to Terabithia” received the Newbery Medal. It is said that the author was inspired by a real life event which had occurred in August 1974. A friend of the author’s son was killed by lightening. She was inspired by that tragic incident to write this story.
The central character in the story is Jesse Aarons, a fifth grader. Jesse becomes friends with his new neighbour Leslie Burke when he loses a footrace to her at their school.
Leslie happens to be a very talented and smart student. She is a kind of tomboy, very outgoing. Jesse thinks highly of Leslie.
A Quick Guide to "Bridge to Terabithia"
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: History and Background
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Summary of the Novel
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis