Friday, February 23, 2007

Bridge to Terabithia ~ by Katherine Paterson ~ a banned book

Did you know...?
...that the Bible has been banned at various times, editions, and places in the world?
...that Black Beauty by Anna Sewell was banned in South Africa because of the use of the word "Black" in the title?
...that Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson was banned from some libraries in America due to its content relating to death?

"Bridge to Terabithia" is now a movie, which I saw last weekend. The movie version is as good as the book, probably because it was directed by the author's son, whose friendship with a girl in the neighborhood inspired the book in the first place. Read Bridge to Terabithia, a Newbery Medal-winning novel, if you get a chance. I rate it 9/10, another excellent book.


Stephanie said...

I am going to have to READ this one after I see the movie. (Not usually the way I like to do things).

I didn't know that about the director! VERY Cool!

Stephanie said...

OK....I went to see Bridge to Terabithia this weekend. It was fantastic, although I was blubbering by the end!! Now, I will have to go and read the book!

Thanks for the recommendation, Bonnie!

Bookfool said...

It's been a long time since I read Bridge to Terabithia - probably about 15 years - but it's stayed with me. I thought it was just wonderful. So sad, though.

GeorgiaGriffx said...

on the dvd of bridge to terabithia, theres a speacial feature called:
the map of the forest- a quest
has anybody finished it?, cause ive found the sword but i cant find the pencil. and ive looked everywhere for the pencil, but i cant find anything past the sword.

Can someone help me please?,
if you know where they are can you email me at:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Sorry, Georgia, I write about books and have never seen the DVD.