Philip Roy’s newest adventure ” Journey to Alantis” once again stars that intrepid trio that I fell in love with in his debut novel “Submarine Outlaw”. Alfred (captain of the submarine), first mate Seaweed the Seagull, and canine companion extraordinare Hollie, sail into another fantastic adventure on his improved homemade submarine, this time attempting an Atlantic crossing inorder to locate the fabled city of Atlantis! Along the way, Al dispays courage, determination and humour as he encounters the Coast Guard, pirates in the Meditterean, old World War Two sea mines, and a camel in the Sahara of North Africa.
I was not disappointed in this rollicking high-sea adventure. Roy has skillfully blended the mythology and legends of ancient civilizations with geographical accuracy so that a reader could actually plot out Albert’s voyage on a map! Highly recommend it even for the reluctant reader!
River Odyssey, the third in the Submarine Outlaw series, coming fall 2010! ( by Ronsdale Press)
Reading ability : Grade 5 to 8
Who would like this book? Anyone who dares to dream and follow their imagination and loves to explore the world!
Teacher/Curriculum Connections: ” Journey to Atlantis would be useful in the classroom, especially when read along with a geography or social studies unit on modern ocean travel, the Mediterranean area, or ancient Minoan society.” by Karen Taylor, CM . . . . Volume XVI Number 7. . . .October 16, 2009