The Bell family’s ancestors were showered with honors, 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 is 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 honor, and when an earthquake reveals something glorious, he thinks he’s found the answer.
- ISBN: 9781935279655
- Published: 2010 , Kane Miller
- Themes: Family, Gifts, honor
- Descriptors: Australia, Awards, Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Oceania, Primary (ages 6-9), Realistic Fiction
- No. of pages: 214