Fiction. Young Adult Novel. What happens when a fearless young explorer teams up with a junkyard genius and builds a submarine? Going to sea with an unusual crew, a strangely intelligent seagull with attitude and a dog that nobody wanted, Alfred unwittingly becomes the "Submarine Outlaw" and discovers that the sea is a busy place. Escaping from the coastguard when he is mistaken for a Russian spy sub, rescuing a family on a sailboat in a storm, and running from thieves who are after the gold coins he has raised from the floor of the Louisburg harbor, Alfred learns that a modern explorer must keep his wits about him as he sails on the high seas, or beneath them. First prize winner in the Atlantic Writers Competition.
Philip Roy was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and now lives in Durham, Ontario, with his wife, three children and a cat. Whenever possible, he visits the places he writes about in the "Submarine Outlaw" series—Japan in the case of STEALTH OF THE NINJA. The only thing better than traveling, he contends, is writing about it and visiting schools to share his stories and research with young readers. Author City: DURHAM, ON CAN