The Doldrums

The Doldrums

Book - 2015
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An eccentric like all Helmsleys, eleven-year-old Archer escapes his overprotective mother and recruits two friends, Oliver and Adelaide, to help him plan a rescue of his long-lost grandparents, world-famous explorers who disappeared atop an iceberg in the Antarctic.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062320940
Characteristics: x, 340 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm


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Form a friendship with Archer, Adelaide and Oliver, three would-be adventurers who need to escape the clutches of boredom and their fear-inspiring teacher Mrs. Murkley. Wonderful illustrations and lovable characters make this a must read of the year. Ages 9 and up. - Jeff S.

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Nov 21, 2016

This book is like a Wes Anderson movie in middle-grades novel format. I really enjoyed the quirky characters. It does move a bit slow but that's kind of the point, it's about the journey not the destination for sure. It is totally worth the perseverance. There are many interesting little tidbits thrown in throughout that have me desperately wanting to know more. What are Archer's grandparents up to anyway??! All in all, an interesting mystery, many hints of things to come and unique characters make for a great read.


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