Ghosts of the Pacific
by Philip Roy (Goodreads Author)
Young Adult Fiction. GHOSTS OF THE PACIFIC, the fourth volume in the best-selling SUBMARINE OUTLAW series, begins with Alfred and his crew of Seaweed the seagull and Hollie the dog undertaking a harrowing journey through the icy gauntlet of the Northwest Passage on the way to the South Pacific. Alfred wants to see those dark places of the earth where horrendous events have...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Ronsdale Press
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In book #4 in the "Submarine Outlaw" series teen-age submariner, Alfred, braves the Northwest Passage to get to the Pacific Ocean. He encounters polar bears, friendly natives, and plenty of ice on the journey. While the Pacific Ocean is warmer, it has its own dangers. He is shot rescuing sea turtles and dolphins from a net, gets caught in a massive swirl of garbage, faces a typhoon, and ponders man's inhumanity to man and to nature as he finds remnants from WWII. Alfred encounters a kindred spir...more
I've read the entire Submarine Outlaw series with my children, and Ghosts of the Pacific, the fourth novel in the series, just might be our favourite. But it's hard to say, and that's because Roy's fifth book in the series (Outlaw in India) is a real contender, too. So what makes this novel so special? Well, for one thing, Philip Roy's love for animals and his concern for the environment is palpable. My kids (and I) really identify with this. And it's also filled with adventure. And history, too...more
Philip Roy was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He studied music and history before choosing a career in writing. Philip’s love for the ocean, enjoyment of travelling, and fascination for submarines has led to the creation of the Submarine Outlaw series (SOS). These are tales of high adventure on the seas and waterways of the world, but also involve mythology, geography, ecology, invent...moreMore about Philip Roy...