BC: A favorite part of the story is when Jesse gives Leslie a dog that she names Prince Terrain. This is a favorite part because I love dogs and think it is great that Prince Terrain helps guard Terabithia.
FC: Bridge To Terabithia By: Katherine Paterson Created by Logan
1: On the first day of school, Jesse was upset that he lost the race and the new girl Leslie beat him.After the race Leslie introduced herself to Jesse, but he ignored her. | Jesse and Leslie often sit in the tree house they made chatting about their families, problems in school, and their kingdom of Terabithia. | One Sunday Leslie asked if she could go to church with the Aarons family.
2: Jesse and Leslie made up a land called Terabithia where Jesse is the King of Terabithia and Leslie is the Queen of Terabithia. They use their imaginations to picture castles, giants, and evil creatures that they fight off in Terabithia. To enter Terabithia, Leslie and Jesse have to swing across a creek on a rope.
3: Jesse likes Ms. Edmunds because she is fun and full of energy. She believes in him that he is a good artist which makes him feel happy that she likes his drawings. | Ms. Edmunds invited Jesse to go to the art museum with her since she knows he likes art.
4: The Aarons have a small amount of money and have to worry about paying the bills, so they spend little family time together. The Aarons are not very educated people. The Aarons care how they are dressed. | The Burkes have a lot of money and they spend quality family time together. The Burkes are very well educated and have a lot of knowledge. The Burkes don't care how they dress even though they have a lot of money.
5: . | The conflict in the story is that Jesse is the only boy in the house and he can never get his father's approval. All of the things that Jesse likes to do such as drawing and art his father thinks are not manly things to do. Jesse thinks if he can be the fastest kid in fifth grade he will finally get his dad's love and his dad will spend more time with him.
6: Jesse learns many lessons from Leslie such as to use his imagination more and keep an open mind. For example, he is supposed to use his imagination to see the castles and giants in Terabithia. | A third lesson that Jesse learns from Leslie is that he shouldn't care what other people say about him or the hobbies he likes to do. | Another lesson Jesse learns from Leslie is to keep getting better at his drawing. She encourages him by giving him an expensive paint set for Christmas.
7: In chapter 11 Jesse doesn't believe his dad when his dad tells him that Leslie is dead. Jesse runs away from his house and keeps running on the road until his dad catches up to him in his truck. His dad holds him and tries to make him feel better. Next, Jesse wakes up in the middle of the night and thinks it is only a bad dream. He thinks he should have brought Leslie to the art museum and will tell her about it in the morning. The next morning he wakes up and still doesn't believe she is dead until Brenda reminds him. Jesse's parents want him to go with them over to see the Burke's to pay their respects to the family.
8: There are many things that are different in the movie than in the book. For example, Jesse punches a student in the nose, but in the book it says that Jesse hits May Belle. Another difference in the movie is that after talking with Willard Hughes, Janice is alone and goes home on the bus. A last difference in the movie is that Leslie gives Jesse the paints for his birthday not as a Christmas present. One similar thing in the movie and in the book is that Leslie and Jesse wrote a letter to Janice Avery from Willard Hughes. Another example is that Leslie went to church on Easter with the Aarons. A last example is that they painted the golden room in Leslie's house.
9: Now since Leslie died May Belle is the new Queen of Terabithia and Jesse is still the King of Terabithia. It will be different without Leslie because her imagination helped them with creating different creatures. Now Jesse will have to teach May Belle to use her imagination the way Leslie taught him.