The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse
Author: Nicholas Gannon
In the sequel to the Indies Next and Indies Introduce pick 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. Rumors are flying that Archer’s grandparents were never really abandoned on the iceberg; that they’re making it all up. Archer knows 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. Nicholas Gannon’s return to the wildly imaginative world of The Doldrums 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-page black-and-white artwork as well as spot illustrations, and deft, literary writing, Nicholas Gannon creates a fully realized world and a story to sink into and explore. Featuring a cozy winter setting, this exquisite package is a perfect gift for the holidays, with a timeless tale that will appeal year round. Includes black-and-white illustrations by the author.