"Sometimes it seemed to him that his life was delicate as a dandelion. One little puff from any direction, and it was blown to bits": Bridge to Terabithia; Signed by Katherine Paterson
Bridge to Terabithia.
Item Number: 1299
New York: Harper Collins, 1977.
First edition, later printing of the author’s first Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Donna Diamond. Signed by Katherine Paterson on the title page.
Frequent attempts to censor the children's novel have been made, and Bridge to Terabithia has appeared numbered eight on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000. The Nation Council of English Teacher's curriculum revealed that some of the censorship attempts have been from the inclusion of death in the plot of a children's novel ("Why Bridge to Terabithia Should Not Be Banned," 2007). Other reasons are, for example, what has been taken by the ALA to be blasphemy by the character Jess and said promotions of secular humanism and New Age religion.