The Doldrums, Book #2

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse (The Doldrums, Book 2)

by Nicholas Gannon

On Sale: 23/10/2017


About the Book

- New York Times on 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.


The Doldrums (Book 1)

'filled with the spirit of exploration.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review

'The book itself is a very handsome object, hardback, beautifully illustrated, and written in a style reminiscent of the Lemony Snicket series, quietly funny and very clever.' - CBCA Reading Time

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse (Book 2)

'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

'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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062320971
  • ISBN 10: 0062320971
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 23/10/2017
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Adventure stories (Children's - Teenage)


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. He is the author The Doldrums and The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse.

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