Ghosts of the Pacific

Ghosts of the Pacific 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

  • Title: Ghosts of the Pacific
  • Author: Philip Roy
  • ISBN: 9781553801306
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 taken place He setsGhosts 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 taken place He sets his sights on exotic Micronesia a beautiful place, but home to the nuclear testing of Bikini Lagoon the Suicide Cliffs of Saipan the airfields of Tinian, where the Enola Gay lifted off with the atomic bomb and the Marshall Islands, which may conceal secrets to the mystery of Amelia Earhart s final days Yet even with these past tragedies in mind, Alfred discovers that the world is facing an even greater threat today As they sail into the hot, hazy world of the Pacific, they encounter the ruthless killing practices of shrimp trawlers and an island of plastic the size of Texas Along the way, Alfred, Hollie and Seaweed befriend the crew of an environmental protection ship, who help to inspire him to take on a new goal to protect the oceans of the world.

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    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. "Sailing out of the Arctic into the 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. They also discover that the vast Pacific Ocean contains sunken warships, airplanes, 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." The a [...]

    4. I think this might be my favorite novel in the series, partly because it focuses on the environment and also on the effects of war. I also loved meeting Cinnamon, who is part of a floating circus. Each of these books get better and better

    5. Another installment from the Submarine Outlaw series.where the reader is shocked by the discoveries in the Pacific much as the main character is! A real page turner!

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