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Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool

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Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool
Title
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool
Statement of responsibility
Odo Hirsch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Bell family is in danger of losing their honourable name. Can Darius step up to the challenge and uphold it? A wise and wonderful novel by CBCA Honour Book Award-winner Odo Hirsch.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 the 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 - fun to read, thought-provoking and wise
Summary
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..
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Children's Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers (Children's Book Council of Australia), 2010.
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2011.
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343292
Cataloging source
ANL
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Hirsch, Odo
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
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770
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:103c2724-63fb-4317-be4c-7ac04103b191
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741767643
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:103c2724-63fb-4317-be4c-7ac04103b191
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781741767643
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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