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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse
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Series:
Doldrums volume 2.
Published:
HarperCollins 2017
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IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
670L
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Description

The stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums, which the New York Times called "a dreamy charmer of a book," is a second tour-de-force by author-illustrator Nicholas Gannon.

It brims with the spirit of exploration and celebrates the bond of friendship. The exquisite hardcover package features Gannon's distinctive full color full-page art throughout, as well as black-and-white spot illustrations. The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse is a timeless tale and a beautiful gift for a young reader.

Archer Helmsley's grandparents—famous explorers who went missing on an iceberg two years ago—are finally coming home. Archer is overjoyed, but he may be the only one. Rumors are flying that Archer's grandparents were never really abandoned on the iceberg; that they're making it all up. Archer knows that the rumors are false. With his best friends, Oliver and Adélaïde, and their new neighbor, Kana, Archer sets out during a snowstorm to rescue his grandparents' reputation.

In the tradition of Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, and Brian Selznick, Nicholas Gannon's wildly imaginative world of The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse is packed with sly humor, an undeniably charming cast of characters, and the thrill of discovering secrets and adventures right in your own backyard.

With approximately twenty pieces of full color full-page artwork, as well as spot illustrations, and deft, literary writing, Nicholas Gannon once again creates a fully realized world and a story to sink into and explore. "Irresistible."—Booklist

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Street Date:
11/07/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062320995
ASIN:
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Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
670
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Nicholas Gannon. (2017). The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse. HarperCollins.

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Nicholas Gannon. 2017. The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse. HarperCollins.

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Nicholas Gannon, The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse. HarperCollins, 2017.

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Nicholas Gannon. The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse. HarperCollins, 2017.

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The stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums, which the New York Times called "a dreamy charmer of a book," is a second tour-de-force by author-illustrator Nicholas Gannon.

It brims with the spirit of exploration and celebrates the bond of friendship. The exquisite hardcover package features Gannon's distinctive full color full-page art throughout, as well as black-and-white spot illustrations. The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse is a timeless tale and a beautiful gift for a young reader.

Archer Helmsley's grandparents—famous explorers who went missing on an iceberg two years ago—are finally coming home. Archer is overjoyed, but he may be the only one. Rumors are flying that Archer's grandparents were never really abandoned on the iceberg; that they're making it all up. Archer knows that the rumors are false. With his best friends, Oliver and Adélaïde, and their new neighbor, Kana, Archer sets out during a snowstorm to rescue his grandparents' reputation.

In the tradition of Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, and Brian Selznick, Nicholas Gannon's wildly imaginative world of The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse is packed with sly humor, an undeniably charming cast of characters, and the thrill of discovering secrets and adventures right in your own backyard.

With approximately twenty pieces of full color full-page artwork, as well as spot illustrations, and deft, literary writing, Nicholas Gannon once again creates a fully realized world and a story to sink into and explore. "Irresistible."—Booklist

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        "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

        "Gannon's subtle humor and vibrant cartoon illustrations guide this irreverent story about Archer, Adélaïde, 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

        "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

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        Gr 5-8-The Doldrums are back with another fast-paced and quirky adventure. Archer Helmsley is elated that his grandparents (once thought dead and floating away on an iceberg) are back safe and sound. The epic story of Ralph and Rachel Helmsley becomes international news, as does the story of how Archer and his friends risked their lives to find them. Not everyone believes their story, however, and their reputation as famous explorers comes into question. Archer teams up once again with his friends to prove that his grandparents are telling the truth. Fans of the previous installment will dive into this volume as many of the same elements are present, including eccentric characters, exciting action, eye-catching spot art, and full-page illustrations throughout. New readers will have no problem following along as sufficient backstory is provided. VERDICT Fans of idiosyncratic fantasies, as well as the first book, will enjoy this treat.-Christopher Lassen, BookOps: The New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library

        Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        When Archer arrives home at Rosewood from boarding school, finally to meet the grandparents he has never known, he quickly learns about a dastardly campaign against the returning explorers. Oliver Glub, whose newspaperman father owns the Doldrums Press, and Adelaide, the neighboring French girl, are Archer's best friends. They show Archer the slanderous news stories being published by the untrustworthy Rosewood Chronicle, stories that claim the explorers fabricated their stranded-on-an-iceberg story, are insane, and have caused an unusually snowy winter. When Grandma and Grandpa Helmsley arrive, they take the children to visit the huge campus of the Society, whose current president, Herbert Birthwhistle, has been trying to ostracize the grandparents--or probably worse. Archer's determined to help, but the evil Mr. Mullfort, Birthwhistle's confederate, threatens to disappear the three children. As in the first book, there are amusing descriptions, madcap excursions, and narrow escapes from danger. The effects of herbal Doxical Powder fuel a funny party scene. Unfortunately, Adelaide's wooden leg, which worked its way so organically into the first book, has now become an uncomfortable, overly frequent, semicomical reference. There is also a long sequence during which the friends are using a ham radio--not apt to excite contemporary readers. It is heartening, however, that the text sets readers right on the often misunderstood history of chocolate. The full-color illustrations depict a cozy, quaint village and its residents, seemingly mostly white. Rather overstuffed. (Adventure. 8-12)

        COPYRIGHT(2017) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        In this standalone sequel, Archer Helmsley (�cf2]The Doldrums�cf1]) is excited to meet his previously missing explorer grandparents. But when his grandparents' reputation is called into question, Archer and his friends must infiltrate the explorers' society to uncover the truth. Like its predecessor, this entertaining story is full of idiosyncratic characters and whimsical escapades, complemented by full-color illustrations and black-and-white spot art.

        (Copyright 2018 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)

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Archer Helmsley's grandparents—famous explorers who went missing on an iceberg two years ago—are finally coming home. Archer is overjoyed, but he may be the only one. Rumors are flying that Archer's grandparents were never really abandoned on the iceberg; that they're making it all up. Archer knows that the rumors are false. With his best friends, Oliver and Adélaïde, and their new neighbor, Kana, Archer sets out during a snowstorm to rescue his...

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