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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse (The Doldrums, Book 2)
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Nicholas Gannon
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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse (The Doldrums, Book 2)

Nicholas Gannon


Harper Collins

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ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— This sequel to my favourite children’s book in 2015, The Doldrums, does not disappoint! Archer returns from his boarding school in the hope of finally meeting his famous grandparents. However rumours fly that their disappearance was faked, and Archer is determined to prove their innocence. Along with his friends, he braves poisonous plants, blizzards and menacing strangers. Not to mention chocolate geniuses, cross mothers and fried grasshoppers! Absolutely charming adventure, with stunning illustrations. Lindy Jones


Archer B Hemsley and friends are back and yearning for adventure in this second beautifully told, stunningly-illustrated story from author-illustrator Nicholas Gannon.

After two years, Archer B. Helmsley's famous explorer grandparents are finally coming home. They had been missing - abandoned on an iceberg - and Archer and his best friends, Adelaide L Belmont and Oliver Grub, led an adventurous mission to rescue them.

Archer is overjoyed by his grandparents return. However, he seems to be the only one. Rumours begin to surface that Archer's grandparents weren't abandoned after all. People are claiming that they made it all up. Well, Archer knows those rumours are false, and with the help of his best friends and new neighbour, Kana, he is going to prove it. Off the foursome set, into a snowstorm and beyond, to restore his grandparent's reputation.

By:   Nicholas Gannon
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 224mm,  Width: 157mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   870g
ISBN:   9780062320971
ISBN 10:   0062320971
Series:   Doldrums
Publication Date:   October 2017
Recommended Age:   From 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Amusing descriptions, madcap excursions, and narrow escapes from danger. --Kirkus Reviews The Doldrums are back with another fast-paced and quirky adventure. ..Fans of idiosyncratic fantasies, as well as the first book, will enjoy this treat. --School Library Journal In this wildly whimsical stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums, Nicholas Gannon once again thrills and chills his readers with the adventures of characters who could have stepped out of A Series of Unfortunate Events. ...Gannon's stunning...illustrations turn an exciting book into a complete package. --Shelf Awareness Gannon's subtle humor and vibrant cartoon illustrations guide this irreverent story about Archer, Ad la de, and Oliver, and their new friend, Kana. ...Expressive spot art and full-color spreads make this irresistible for fans of Brian Selznick's multimedia stories. --ALA Booklist

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