BC: My favorite part of this book is when Jess and Leslie are building Terabithia. I think this part was quiet and calm, but at the same time it was exciting and magical. That was my favorite part in this book.
FC: Bridge To Terabithia By: Katherine Paterson Created by Maggie
1: Jesse wanted to be the fastest runner in the 5th grade so he trained all summer, but Leslie ends up being the fastest runner in the 5th grade. Leslie has more money than Jesse. Jesse's family doesn't have much money to buy anything but clothes and food. In this book Jesse and Leslie have become friends unexpectedly.
2: Terabithia is a unexpected, magical land owned by Leslie and Jesse, its king and queen. It's a whole country hidden in the deep dark forest. The only way you can enter it is by swinging across an enchanted rope over the deep, dangerous river. | In Terabithia there also lives other creatures. These creatures are called the Terabithians. There are also other things that lurk in these woods. These are the bad spirits. They are spies for the dark master who tries to get Leslie and Jess out of Terabithia | But Leslie and Jess won't let some silly spies scare them! Its only when they see the dark master they start getting nervous. Is this dark master going to try and get Leslie and Jess out of Terabithia for good?
3: Jesse and Ms.Edmund's are nice to each other. Ms.Edmund's really likes Jesse's amazing drawings. | Jesse likes Ms.Edmund's songs, smile and appearance. Jesse also likes that Ms.Edmund's likes his magnificent drawings.
4: The Aron's are poor and not well educated. They don't have the best clothing either because all the boys wear is overalls and t-shirts and the girls wear pants, skirts and t-shirts. The Burkes have a well educated family because they are both writers so they know many words from writing many | books. They have good clothes because they have money from selling their books.The things that are the same about the Burke's and the Aron's are they both get along well with their family. They both have a pretty good house too.
5: The conflict of this story is when Leslie dies. Leslie dies when the rope she swings on to get to Terabithia breaks and she hits her head and drowns. So there is no more queen of Terabithia. After a while Jess lets MayBelle be the new queen, but Leslie will always be in Jess's heart.
6: One lesson Jess learned from Leslie is to keep his mind wide open. This means to imagine what ever he wanted and it would show in his real life. | Another lesson Jess learned from Leslie is to not let any bullies bother him. This would stop him from imaging what ever he wanted and make him sad and bored. | Leslie also taught Jess to be courageous. That means she got Jess to be brave so he could get across the gully on the enchanted rope. Those are all the things Leslie taught Jess.
7: This chapter is called" The Perfect Day". It's about Jess and Mrs. Edmund's going to the National Gallery and the Smithsonian. They looked at dinosaurs and Indians at the Smithsonian. They looked at paintings and art sculptures at the National Gallery.
8: Another difference is that they never saw any of the weird animals in the book, they only saw bad spirits. They are attacked by all sorts of things like weird birds and ground hog type things. They were even attacked by a thing called a Squoger in the movie!(part squirrel part Scott Oger. | One difference is that they didn't mention or show Miss Bessie at all in the movie, but they mentioned her in the book. | Another thing they didn't see in the book is Scott Oger. They only saw Gary Fulcher.
9: Terabithia is very lonely without Leslie, but MayBelle makes Terabithia special again. MayBelle will carry Leslie's spirit, memory and dream. Terabithia will be blank like a clean piece of paper. It will be weird like the next morning you end up as a different person. It will be different like trying a new piece of candy. But that is what makes Terabithia so special. A surprise around every dark corner.