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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...' (Publisher's blurb)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
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      Extent: 232p.
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      • Published: March 2009
      ISBN: 9781741757163

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CBCA Awards - Acceptance Speeches : Younger Readers Odo Hirsch , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 54 no. 4 2010; (p. 3)
Book of the Year: Younger Readers - Winner 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 6)

— Review of Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool Odo Hirsch , 2009 single work children's fiction
Light-Hearted Lot Wins the Day Angie Schiavone , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 37)
G-G Compliments 'audacious" Kid Lit Rosemary Sorensen , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 4)
Australian Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, praises Australian children's literature at the launch of Children's Book Week and the announcement of the 2010 winners of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
Under Age Tim Pegler , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 15 March 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Ruby Makes a Friend Tina Burke , 2009 single work picture book ; Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool Odo Hirsch , 2009 single work children's fiction ; Better Homes and Gardens Colin Thompson , 2009 single work children's fiction
Off the Shelf : Young Readers Lorien Kaye , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10-11 April 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool Odo Hirsch , 2009 single work children's fiction
Untitled Toni Whitmont , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool Odo Hirsch , 2009 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jenny Sharp , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 1 April no. 57 2009; (p. 39)

— Review of Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool Odo Hirsch , 2009 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Dale Harcombe , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 44)

— Review of Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool Odo Hirsch , 2009 single work children's fiction
Reviewing : Not Everyone Reads the Same Way Rayma Turton , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 18)
Turton is interested in the fact that people do not always read the same way and subsequently asks two experienced reviewers to review Odo Hirsch's Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool (2009) as an example of how 'perception and emphasis may or may not vary'. She includes a number of quotes about the reviewing process, such as 'First and foremost a reviewer should recognise that his/her first responsibility is to the reader' ('Magpies Guide to Reviewing')
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
G-G Compliments 'audacious" Kid Lit Rosemary Sorensen , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 4)
Australian Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, praises Australian children's literature at the launch of Children's Book Week and the announcement of the 2010 winners of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
Light-Hearted Lot Wins the Day Angie Schiavone , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 37)
CBCA Awards - Acceptance Speeches : Younger Readers Odo Hirsch , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 54 no. 4 2010; (p. 3)
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