The Doldrums

Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

Review

Archer B. Helmsley lives in a house full of treasures and curios gathered by his grandparents, who are famous explorers. Barely allowed to leave the house, Archer dreams of adventure – so when his grandparents go missing on a trip to Antarctica, he decides to go and rescue them.

With the help of his new friends, Oliver Glub and Adelaide (who has a wooden leg and is therefore no stranger to adventure), he devises a plan. Needless to say, things don't work out quite as the friends imagined…

With quirky humour, interesting characters and exquisite illustrations, this beautiful book has the nostalgic feel of a classic old-fashioned adventure story.

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