Darius Bell and the Glitter PoolAuthor: Odo Hirsch
Imprint: A & U Children
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This title is suitable for ages 9+
Featured in the May, 2009 magazine
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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 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.
...the tension builds slowly and with a disquieting sense of inevitability...
AwardsAward: Shortlisted, Children's Book of the Year Awards Year: 2010 Prize: Younger Readers
Category:Children's Children's Fiction