From the very talented Nicholas Gannon comes the sequel to the exquisitely illustrated The Doldrums.
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. Rumours are flying that Archer's grandparents were never really abandoned on the iceberg; that they're making it all up. Archer knows the rumours are false. With his best friends, Oliver and Adelaide, and their new neighbor, Kana, Archer sets out during a snowstorm to restore his grandparents' reputation.
Following on from The Doldrums, Nicholas Gannon has again created an exquisitely illustrated timeless story filled with adventure that is sure to appeal to readers aged 8 years plus.
About the Author
Nicholas Gannon is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. The Doldrums first began when he was working in construction in New York state. The earliest sketches of Archer were drawn on two-by-fours that are now in the walls of a home he helped build. Nicholas eventually made it back to the city and now resides in Brooklyn. The Doldrums was his first book.
"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
Series: The Doldrums
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 23rd October 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.7 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.87