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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Kids aim to foil villain's plans in quirky retro romp.

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Author-illustrator Nicholas Gannon brings back the dreamy, retro world of Rosewood and the formerly friendless tweens who have one another's back through weird times and zany adventures. Full-color artwork and black-and-white spot illustrations help tell the story, which includes several important new characters and launches story arcs that could go on forever. Gannon's whimsical, leisurely storytelling may frustrate more action-oriented readers, but he offers many understated gems.

"Many things in this world can rack you with guilt, but treating your good friends poorly and having those same friends acting as though it never happened at all takes the cake.

"'It's perfect,' Archer managed. 'Thank you.""

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