"Submarine Outlaw" takes YA readers on a unique journey when Alfred, a young boy who wants to be an explorer - not a fisherman, as his family demands - teams up with a junkyard genius to build a submarine that he sails around the Maritimes. When the submarine is mistaken for a Russian spy sub and chased by the coastguard, a thrilling high-seas chase ensues.
This title is suitable for ages 10 years & over. In this sequel to the prize-winning young adult novel "Submarine Outlaw", the sea of myth and legends beckons young Alfred once again, and the intrepid young explorer answers the call. With his loyal crew of a dog and a seagull by his side, Alfred sails across the Atlantic in his home-made submarine and enters the Mediterranean in search of the fabled lost island of Atlantis.
Sailing out of the icy Arctic into the balmy South Pacific, Alfred and his dog and seagull crew encounter fishermen on a shrimp trawler who will kill anything in their way -- turtles, dolphins, sharks, even people -- in their desperation to make fast money. It is a narrow escape for the submariners. They also discover that the vast Pacific Ocean contains sunken warships, aeroplanes, radioactive debris and millions of tons of plastic garbage, all of which appear to confirm a dire prediction given to Alfred by an Inuit elder: "The sea is dying".
In the fifth volume in the "Submarine Outlaw" series, Alfred and his crew of Seaweed the seagull and Hollie the dog begin their exploration of India with a piece of bad luck when they surface behind a frigate and bring the wrath of the Indian navy down upon them. After a near fatal encounter off Kochi, Alfred befriends a ten-year-old homeless and illiterate but highly intelligent boy, and is given the chance to explore the changing face of India through the eyes of one of its "untouchables".
Young Adult Fiction. In the seventh volume of the "Submarine Outlaw" series, Alfred takes his homemade submarine into the Southern Ocean to thwart the actions of the Japanese whalers. In Australia, he is mistakenly accused of sabotaging an oil tanker, forcing him to escape to Tasmania. There he meets up with Merwin Hughes, an eccentric environmentalist, and together they travel south.
Young Adult Fiction. In SEAS OF SOUTH AFRICA, the sixth volume in the best-selling Submarine Outlaw series, it has been over two years since the young explorer first set sail in his own submarine, with his dog and seagull crew. Now, almost seventeen, Alfred is on the cusp of switching from exploring the world to playing an active environmentalist role in protecting the sea that he loves so dearly.
This title is suitable for ages 10 years & over. 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.