Archer B. Helmsley has grown up in a house full of oddities and treasures collected by his grandparents, the famous explorers. He knows every nook and cranny. 569 more words
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by Nicholas Gannon
Archer B Helmsley has grown up in a home that many people would mistake for a museum full of tribal masks, artifacts of all kinds, and a wide variety of taxidermied animals from a polar bear to an ostrich. 400 more words
Gannon, Nicholas. The Doldrums. Greenwillow Books, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 9780062320940. 368 pgs. Ages 8-12. P8Q9.
Archer’s adventuring grandparents are missing and presumed dead. The lonely boy can’t quite believe it’s true, and when a box is delivered from his grandparents, he knows they must be alive. 162 more words
This one’s a treasure. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this debut has the visual vibe of Brian Selznick or Chris Van Allsburg with the quirky warm-heartedness of a Wes Anderson movie. 277 more words