Roy, P. (2015). Eco Warrior. Vancouver: Ronsdale Press.
Eco Warrior by Phillip Roy is a wonderful tale about a sixteen year old boy named Alfred that pulls you in right away and keeps you reading from page one to the end. Alfred is traveling to Australia in a homemade submarine with his pet seagull and dog to learn how to be an environmentalist and save the oceans. On the way Alfred learns many life lessons and meets new friends for life. After Alfred arrives in Australia he’s mistakenly accused of sabotaging a tanker and has to make a daring escape with the help of a friend. Because of that Alfred makes his way over to Tasmania to see if he can help the Sea Shepherd Society battle tankers that supply Japanese whale hunters with fuel for their ships.
Eco Warrior is short book that outlines the dangers that our oceans are in and shows that it’s still possible for us to make a change. You do not need to read the previous six books in the series to enjoy this one. Overall, Eco Warrior is an engaging book that never leaves you in a dry spot. And guess what? The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is real! Take a look at this site to find out more: http://www.seashepherd.org
Eco Warrior is a Red Cedar Award nominee this year. Each year, students vote for their favourite fiction and non-fiction B.C. books. Then the winners will be announced at a Gala in May. Visit redcedaraward.ca to learn more about B.C.’s Red Cedar Award and see a list of nominees.