movie Bridge to Terabithia

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Based on Katherine Paterson’s popular Newbery Medal-winning novel, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA recounts the heartwarming tale of kids who stumble upon the fantasy kingdom Terabithia, where they face the challenges of childhood and learn that friendship is life’s one true reward.  Jess Aarons (Josh Hutcherson)—a shy, artistic 5th grade boy, is the fastest runner in school until new girl in town, outgoing Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb), busts Jess’s speed record.  The two eventually form a friendship over their love of storytelling and discover that the make-believe world they created has come to life in a secret forest.  Their adventures in Terabithia, where they are crowned king and queen, help them face the challenges of growing up.

Directed by: Gabor Csupo

Produced by: Hal Lieberman, Lauren Levine, David Paterson Co-Producer Kevin Halloran

Written by: Jeff Stockwell and David Paterson

Rating: PG

Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures

Themes: Learning about where Katherine Paterson got some of the ideas and characters in Bridge to Terabithia Subjects: Arts and Creativity, Language Arts Activity Highlights: Creating a “Terabithia” of your own!
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