by Philip Roy (Goodreads Author)
Fiction. Young Adult Novel. In the third volume of the SUBMARINE OUTLAW Series, Alfred sets off in his submarine up the dark and wilful St. Lawrence River. With Hollie and Seaweed, his dog and seagull crew, Alfred follows the route of Jacques Cartier, nearly five hundred years before them, as they sail down the Strait of Belle Isle into the largest river mouth in the world...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Ronsdale Press
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Alfred is off on another adventure in his homemade submarine in this third book of the "Submarine Outlaw" series. Unlike previous books he is not in the ocean. Instead he's daring the untrustworthy St. Lawrence River. His goal? Montreal, where the father he never knew may live. Along the way there are rescues, close calls, and adventures for Alfred and his crew of a dog and a seagull. He maintains his "outlaw" status not due to wrongdoing on his own part, but from driving an uninspected and unli...more
The Submarine Outlaw is growing up, both the character and the series. Though there is still plenty of information about the working of the sub and, in this installment, the workings of the St. Lawrence River, River Odyssey reads a lot less like narrative non-fiction than the previous books in the series. I think that's because Alfred actually does a lot of growing in this book and deals with a lot of (gasp!) feelings. And he finds out that while he may want to explain everything away logically...more
River Odyssey, book 3 in the Submarine Outlaw series, is another testament to Roy's gift for writing great books for kids and teens. What's most interesting about this book is just how much Alfred grows as a person. The story is a bit more "localized" in that Alfred spends a good deal of time in Montreal looking for his father, (who left him after he was born), but he learns so much about himself in the process that the story never really loses its momentum. My kids loved this novel as much as i...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...