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Encyclopedia > Leslie Burke
Leslie Burke
First appearance Chapter 2: Leslie Burke
Last appearance Chapter 9: The Evil Spell
(Death mentioned in Chapter 10)
Cause/reason Drowned while crossing the river into Terabithia.
Information
Aliases Queen Of Terabithia
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 10(deceased)
Date of birth Book - 1967
1985 film - 1975
2007 film - 1997
Date of death Book - 1977
1985 film - 1985
2007 film - 2007
Occupation Student
Title "Queen"
Family Judy & Bill Burke (Parents) Prince Terrein or P.T.(Pet Dog)
Portrayed by Julie Beauleau (1985 film)
AnnaSophia Robb - (2007 film)
Created by Katherine Paterson

Leslie Burke is a fictional character in the book and movie, Bridge to Terabithia. She recently moved to Lark Creek as of this book and movie. A smart, talented, and outgoing girl, her talents include gymnastics, creativity, and running. Jesse Aarons thought highly of her, and was best friends with her. For Christmas, Jesse gave Leslie a dog whom she called Prince Terrian or P.T. The dog was probably named after King Tirian, a character in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia books. She was not socially accepted by the other students in the new school she was attending. She used to call her parents by their first names but in the 2007 film she refers to them as "mum" and "dad." Bridge to Terabithia is a work of childrens literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. ... Bridge to Terabithia was made into a tv movie filmed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for PBS in 1985, starring Annette OToole, Julian Coutts and Julie Beaulieu. ... Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 film directed by Gabor Csupo for Disney/Walden Media. ... Bridge to Terabithia is a work of childrens literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. ... Bridge to Terabithia was made into a tv movie filmed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for PBS in 1985, starring Annette OToole, Julian Coutts and Julie Beaulieu. ... Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 film directed by Gabor Csupo for Disney/Walden Media. ... The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stÅ­dÄ“rÄ•, meaning to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ... Bridge to Terabithia was made into a tv movie filmed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for PBS in 1985, starring Annette OToole, Julian Coutts and Julie Beaulieu. ... AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American film and television actress, as well as an occasional singer. ... Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 film directed by Gabor Csupo for Disney/Walden Media. ... Katherine Paterson is an award-winning American author of books for children. ... Bridge to Terabithia is a work of childrens literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. ... Jesse Aarons is a fictional character in the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. ... King Tirian is a fictional character from C. S. Lewiss fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. ... Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an author and scholar. ... The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. ...

Near the end of the book, while Jesse is away at a mueseum, Leslie tries to swing across the rope swing to Terabithia. As she is swinging, the rope gives way and she plummets into the creek, hitting her head on one of the rocks in the process. This left a big impact on Jess, who considered it entirely his fault as he considered inviting her to go with him to Washington D.C. and decided against it so he could be alone with his music teacher. It was then that Leslie swung across, ultimately the cause of her death. Leslie Burke was portrayed by young actress Anna Sophia Robb in the 2007 movie. Robb as Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American child actress. ...


Fashion

In the 1977 book Leslie went to school the first day wearing cuttoffs and a t-shirt. In the movie, Leslie's fashions were outragous and colourful. You could definitely see Leslie in a crowd.


 
 

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