Bridge to Terabithia
The 1978 Newbery Medal winner by Katherine Paterson. When Jess befriends Leslie, the new girl at school, she opens up a world of imagination for him. Together they create a secret kingdom called Terabithia where Leslie is queen and Jess learns to be king. Only after tragedy strikes does Jess realize what he has learned from Leslie about facing his fears. A complete and unabridged reading of the story, performed by Robert Sean Leonard, is also available. It comes on four CDs and runs about 4 hrs.