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Odo Hirsch

Autor(a) de Bartlett and the Ice Voyage

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Obras por Odo Hirsch

Bartlett and the Ice Voyage (1998) 135 exemplares
Hazel Green (1999) 131 exemplares
Bartlett and the City of Flames (1999) 89 exemplares
Something's Fishy, Hazel Green! (2000) 78 exemplares
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool (2009) 70 exemplares
Have Courage, Hazel Green (2001) 67 exemplares
Yoss (2001) 62 exemplares
Bartlett and the Forest of Plenty (2001) 53 exemplares
Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp (2007) 38 exemplares
Think Smart, Hazel Green! (2003) 24 exemplares
Frankel Mouse (2000) 24 exemplares
Bartlett and the Island of Kings (2003) 21 exemplares
Slaughterboy (2005) 18 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Hirsch, Odo
Nome legal
Kausman, David
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Amnesty International



The first book of the series introduces Hazel Green and the residents of the Moody building and the bright and colourful community they make up. From Mr Volio, the baker, to Mrs Gluck, the florist, to Mr McCulloch, the barber, to the variety of kids that inhabit the building, there's never a dull moment and always someone to lend a hand. Hazel Green is a unique and singular character. Full of imagination and creativity, she can be stubborn, bold and sometimes ridiculous but is always willing to speak up and confront whatever is standing in her way.

In this book that's Mr Winkel - the president of the organising committee for the Frogg Day parade march. Children used to march on Frogg Day but ever since Mr Winkel's been in charge - no child has. Hazel is outraged and determined to make sure every child in the Moody building will be allowed to participate. But they run into some issues when Hazel is informed their parade float is in danger of falling and Hazel is banned for trying to explain.

I love Hazel. She's hilarious. I love that even if she says something ridiculous that makes no sense to her either, she'll continue with conviction. She has such a unique outlook on life and it's funny to see the way she solves her problems. And I adore her friendship with the Yak. They have such different perspectives but I like that they try to meet each other halfway. Even if Yak has no idea what and why he's doing it.

I like that Hazel's friendships aren't just limited to other children though. The friendships with Mrs Gluck and Mr Volio add another dimension to the text. I like that the adults give Hazel a sounding board for talking through her problems and provide her with friendship, support and advice.

I read this numerous times as a kid, but I would say, even reading as an adult, this book holds up to time and age and is an interesting, amusing read. 5 stars.
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funstm | Dec 1, 2022 |
Odo Hirsch and in particular Hazel Green are names that I remember very fondly from my childhood.

So when I saw this book at a secondhand bookfair years ago, I grabbed it without thinking. Then at the next bookfair, I saw it again. Then again at the one after that. Which put me off reading it because why were so many people discarding it? And of all the Odo Hirsches, why is it that only this one seem to be in abundance at bookfairs?

I finally plucked up the courage (because what if this is the book that ruins my Odo nostalgia) to read this and it was absolutely fabulous!

It was thoughtful and full of wonderful moral lessons for children while masked as a rollicking adventure. It explores complex emotions such as pride and envy, explains the importance of healthy communication, and encourages inventiveness and perseverance as traits for success/happiness.

I'm in a full-blown golden haze of childhood nostalgia.
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kitzyl | Jun 26, 2019 |
There is apparently a certain Australian sensibility in children's books - there are more adults around, but the parents are more hands-off and/or clueless.? In this one, most of Hazel friends are adults who understand her and the situation, and back her up, and give her advice... whereas the parents actively side with the bad guy.?á Well, the guy who does the bad things....?á

I wish my library system had the other Hazel Green books but I am not quite persuaded to buy them.?á Oh, and it did not matter that I came in at #3, though I could see that there was some enchanting things I missed.… (mais)
Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
I found this to be a really 'nothing' book and was pleased that it was a quick read. Darius' father would have to be one of the most frustrating and stupid characters I have met in a while and I felt extremely sorry for his poor wife. With only one more book to read, I must say I have been very disappointed with the selection books that have been short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia's book of the year.
HeatherLINC | 5 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2016 |



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