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1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Paterson Narrator: Robert Sean Leonard Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his 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 girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.

That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together, they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Paterson's Newbery-winning novel becomes an entertaining and dramatic audiobook via Leonard's accomplished reading…Leonard deftly interprets the strands of humor, realism, and heart-wrenching emotion woven into Paterson’s fine tale. His careful and authentic handling of Jess’ anger and grief in the aftermath of the accident is sure to touch listeners.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Written by the author for her then young son whose best friend was killed by lightning, this Newbery Medal winner moves the heart and spirit with its beautiful writing, wrenching honesty, and hopeful ending.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Katherine Paterson’s graceful intertwining of fantasy and realistic psychology has touched readers ever since the book’s 1977 release.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An ALA Notable Book
  • A Library Journal Best Book
  • A Newbery Medal winner

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber | 5/21/2011

    " This is one of those books that you read as a child and stays with you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie | 5/18/2011

    " This was one of my favorite books as a kid! What a cool way to have grown up, having a place and the power of imagination to create your own world. I was devastated at the ending :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by K. | 5/17/2011

    " I can say this for certain: this is the first book that has ever made me feel something deep and raw; the first to make my eyes and heart well up; the first book to make me realize reading was serious. This book should be read in every elementary school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bethany | 5/16/2011

    " I had to read this book in the 4th and 7th grade. I enjoyed it. I was really good. It had a realy good story line. Some parts were sad, but realistic. Very much like the movie. It's a book I most likey would not have picked up to read by myself, but it was really good. "

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