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Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool

Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool

When the Bell family is in danger of losing their honourable name, Darius steps up to the challenge to uphold it in this wise and wonderful new novel by CBCA Honour Book Award-winner Odo Hirsch.

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ISBN 9781741757163
Published 1 March 2009 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hirsch, Odo

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ISBN-13 9781741757163
ISBN-10 1741757169
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint A & U Children
Publication Date 1 March 2009
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hirsch, Odo
Category Fiction (Child/Teen)
Award Winning
CBCA Finalists: Young Readers
Interest Age 10-15 years
Reading Age 10-15 years
Library of Congress Poverty, Children's stories, Gifts, Manners and customs
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 225g
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 44632

Description of this Book

The Bell family's ancestors were showered with honours, gifts and grants of land. In exchange, they have bestowed a Gift, once every 25 years, on the town. The Gifts have ranged from a statue to a bell tower with stained-glass windows, but now it's Darius's father's turn - and there is no money for an impressive gift. It looks as though a wheelbarrow full of vegetables is the best they can do. Darius is determined to preserve family honour, and when an earthquake reveals a glorious cave, with the most beautiful minerals lining the walls, he thinks he's found the answer...A wonderfully satisfying novel for children that is fun to read, thought-provoking and wise.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2010. -- Commended for United States National Book Awards: Young People's Literature 2011.
NZ Review A warm and offbeat book that offers readers something a bit different. Carousel A warm and gentle story [which] appeals to both girls and boys. School Librarian

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Author's Bio

Odo Hirsch was born in Australia where he studied medicine and worked as a doctor. He is now based in London. His books for children are favourites with young and old and have been translated into several languages.

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