Monday, May 14, 2018

The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

The Doldrums (Book#1)
Nicholas Gannon

About the Book

Archer B. Helmsley wants an adventure. No, he needs an adventure. His grandparents were 
famous explorers . . . until they got stuck on an iceberg. Now Archer’s mother barely lets 
him out of the house. As if that would stop a true Helmsley. 

Archer enlists Adelaide—the girl who, according to rumor, lost her leg to a crocodile and 
Oliver the boy next door—to help him rescue his grandparents.  
The Doldrums whisks us off on an adventure full of sly humor, incredible detail, and 
enormous heart.
Book Trailer


The Hemsley Curse (Book#2) 

Vocabulary Activity  
Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.

  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 

Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the 
other MCBA books you read.