Published: 2015 by Harper Collins
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
The Doldrums is not only the name of the local newspaper in the novel but also the state of Archer's mind. Archer is a Helmsley and his grandparents are famous world adventurers. He lives in their home with his parents. The house is full of stuffed animals (who Archer communicates with) and collections and curios from around the world.