The Doldrums

The Doldrums

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Archer B. Helmsley longs for adventure. But how can he have an adventure when he can't even leave his house? Archer B. Helmsley has grown up in a house full of oddities and treasures collected by his grandparents, the famous explorers. Archer longs for grand adventures but ever since his grandparents went missing on an iceberg, his mother barely lets him leave the house. So, along with his best friends, Adelaide L. Belmont and Oliver Grub, Archer forms a plan to get out of the house and set off on a grand adventure with crocodiles and parachutes and danger.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2015.
ISBN: 9780062320957
Characteristics: x, 340 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm

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irishdancer11
Jan 14, 2019

This book was really good! Surprisingly, the whole story takes place in only a few days. I would recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 9 and 13.

Can't wait to read the net book in the series!

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eecrites
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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Jan 14, 2019

irishdancer11 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

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