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The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

The Doldrums
by Nicholas Gannon
Greenwillow Books

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

Book review: The Doldrums, by Nicholas Gannon

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

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Middle Grade Monday: The Doldrums

I dare you to look through this book without a) gasping b) petting the cover and c) calling over your friends or colleagues so they can also gasp and pet the cover. 381 more words

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New Middle Grade Fiction: The Doldrums - Nicholas Gannon

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


Must Read Monday (14): The Nest & The Doldrums

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight current and/or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! 467 more words


Nicholas Gannon interviewed on Seven Impossible Things

The children’s book and illustration blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast recently posted an in-depth write-up on Parsons Illustration Alum Nicholas Gannon.  The article includes an interview with Nicholas and an animated video introducing the star of his online newspaper… 26 more words

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Nick Gannon’s the Doldrums’ Press

The June issue of Parsons Illustration Alumnus Nick Gannon’s Doldrums’ Press is now online. The Doldrums’ Press is a monthly publication of Nick’s writing and illustration, constructed like a newspaper but with a running theme between articles (this month is titled “Archer: The Great Giraffe Invitational”).

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