❰EPUB❯ ✼ Bridge to Terabithia Author Katherine Paterson – Heartforum.co.uk Jess Aarons greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth 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 s Jess Aarons greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth 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 of the playground and outruns everyoneThat s not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable Leslie has imagination Together, she and Jess create
Bridge to PDF/EPUB ² 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.
From author s website People are always asking me questions I don t have answers for One is, When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer The fact is that I never wanted to be a writer, at least not when I was a child, or even a young woman Today I want very much to be a writer But when I was ten, I wanted to be either a movie star or a missionary When I
Bridge to PDF/EPUB ² was twenty, I wanted to get married and have lots of childrenAnother question I can t answer is, When did you begin writing I can t remember I know I began reading when I was four or five, because I couldn t stand not being able to I must have tried writing soon afterward Fortunately, very few samples of my early writing survived the eighteen moves I made before I was eighteen years old I say fortunately, because the samples that did manage to survive are terrible, with the single exception of a rather nice letter I wrote to my father when I was seven We were living in Shanghai, and my father was working in our old home territory, which at the time was across various battle lines I missed him very much, and in telling him so, I managed a piece of writing I am not ashamed of to this dayA lot has happened to me since I wrote that letter The Bridge to Terabithia PDF è Bridge to PDF/EPUB ² following year, we had to refugee a second time because war between Japan and the United States seemed inevitable During World War II, we lived in Virginia and North Carolina, and when our family s return to China was indefinitely postponed, we Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB moved to various towns in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, before my parents settled in Winchester, VirginiaBy that time, I was ready to begin college I spent four years at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, doing what I loved best reading English and American literature and avoiding math whenever possibleMy dream of becoming a movie star never came true, but I did a lot of acting all through school, and the first writing for which I got any applause consisted of plays I wrote for my sixth grade friends to act outOn the way to becoming a missionary, I spent a year teaching in a rural school in northern Virginia, where almost all my children were like Jesse Aarons I ll never forget that wonderful class A teacher I once met at a meeting in Virginia told me that when she read Bridge to Terabithia to her class, one of the girls told her that her mother had been in that Lovettsville sixth grade I am very happy that those children, now grown up with children of their own, know about the book I hope they can tell by reading it how much they meant to meAfter Lovettsville, I spent two years in graduate school in Richmond, Virginia, studying Bible and Christian education then I went to Japan My childhood dream was, of course, to be a missionary to China and eat Chinese food three times a day But China was closed to Americans in , and a Japanese friend urged me to go to Japan instead I remembered the Japanese as the enemy They were the ones who dropped the bombs and then occupied the towns where I had lived as a child I was afraid of the Japanese, and so I hated them But my friend persuaded me to put aside those childish feelings and give myself a chance to view the Japanese in a new wayIf you ve read my early books, you must know that I came to love Japan and feel very much at home there I went to language school, and lived and worked in that country for four years I had every intention of spending the rest of my life among the Japanese But when I returned to the States for a year of study in New York, I met a young Presbyterian pastor who changed the direction of my life once again We were married in I suppose my life as a writer really began in The Presbyterian church asked me to write some curriculum materials for fifth and sixth graders Since the church had given me a scholarship to study and I had married instead of going back to work in Japan, I felt I owed them something for their m.
- 163 pages
- Bridge to Terabithia
- Katherine Paterson
- 26 June 2018 Katherine Paterson