Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson: an interview with author Jasmine Warga
For my fifty-second Dream Gardens kid lit podcast, I interviewed author Jasmine Warga about the children’s middle grade novel Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.
Originally published in 1972, and awarded the Newbery in 1978, Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of two friends, Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke. They don’t feel like they quite fit in anywhere, or that anyone really understands them, so they invent a imaginary place they can go to be whatever they want to be: Terabithia. But will Terabithia be enough when a tragic moment threatens to tear everything apart? Bridge to Terabithia is a novel that runs a gamut of emotions, from the giddiness of new friendship and imagination to the inexpressible pain of loss.
Jasmine Warga is author of the YA novels Here We Are Now and My Heart and Other Black Holes, and in May, 2019 she will be debuting her first middle grade novel, Other Words for Home. You can find Jasmine’s website at jasminewarga.com.
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My next podcast will be with author Alison Gardiner, talking about the illustrated children’s novel Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, written by Chris Riddell. It will be published on May 16th.
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