Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool

Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool


By (author) Odo Hirsch

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 191mm x 19mm | 225g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1741757169
  • ISBN 13: 9781741757163
  • Sales rank: 20,928

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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 maintain 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...

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Author information

Odo Hirsch was born and grew up in Melbourne where he trained to be a doctor. He now lives in London and writes excellent books that are published not only in Australia but also in the US, UK, Netherlands, Korea, Germany and Italy. His other titles are Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp (9781741753011) and Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool (9781741757163).

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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