CBCA's Notable Australian Children's Books for Younger Readers 2012
In this wonderful sequel to 2010 CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award Winner Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool, Darius and his friends solve a new problem - the disappearance of bees - and help their class win the Mayor's Prize!
The bees on the Bell estate are dying. There'll be no more delicious honey, and without the bees to pollinate flowers, no more fruit and vegetables. No more of Mrs Simpson's glorious pies and cakes! Worse still, Mr Fisher the gardener will have to leave the estate, along with his family. Darius Bell is determined that something must be done, even if the dastardly Mayor is against him. Then Darius has a great idea. But he will need help from his friends and family to make it work. And he must drive a hard bargain with Mrs Lightman, the school principal and a dragon if ever there was one...
A sequel to the award-winning Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool, this is a very funny story of problem-solving, teamwork and pollination.
About the Author
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.
""Provides enjoyable opportunities to connect with lessons in science, literature, and language, as well as for discussions of teamwork, character and integrity."" Green Teacher"
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st November 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1