The beautifully written and illustrated book Duffy's Lucky Escape comes from the UK based Wild Tribe Heroe's.
Duffy’s Lucky Escape will transport you to a tropical paradise where Duffy the Sea Turtle lives amongst beautiful coral reefs and colourful fish only for Duffy to learn that not all that floats is food. As time is running out Duffy has a lucky escape when kind people step in to save the day. A positive, inspiring, beautifully illustrated true story about the problem of ocean plastics with a happy ending.
Launched in September 2017 and already loved by over 500,000 children, teachers and parents worldwide, Duffy’s Lucky Escape is the engaging story of the relationship between humans and wildlife and the dangers sea turtles face in their own natural habitats. Stunning artwork captures the imagination of young readers and brings to life a very real threat ocean plastics pose to our oceans.
Duffy’s Lucky Escape is based on true events and it is this powerful message which invites children and adults alike to question their environment and the plastic pollution within it. With suggestions for the future and links to activities which reinforce the story, Duffy’s Lucky Escape is a book which will inspire young readers to make changes to the world around them.
Who are Wild Tribe Heroes?
The Wild Tribe Heroes series of books guides young readers through environmental issues in a gentle and friendly way. It also gives further information to inspire children to make changes to their own and their families lives, such as going plastic free. Books also available in the series are Marli's Tangled Tale, Nelson's Dangerous Dive and Buddy's Rainforest Rescue.
About the Author
Ellie Jackson is a mother of four young children and lives by the sea in Looe, Cornwall. Her first book, Duffy's Lucky Escape, was written after she and her young family saw a turtle called Duffy being released back into the ocean after a year of treatment for ingesting plastic.
“My children and I were transfixed by the sight of this beautiful creature being set free, and subsequently visited a turtle hospital on the mainland to find out more. Once my children had made the link between plastics and turtles they were inspired to pick up litter from beaches so that they could help protect turtles and other sea life.”
In this way, Ellie, an environmental scientist who taught geography for six years, conceived her idea to use children’s books as a way of educating young people about the threat to sea life of our dependence on plastic.
Since then Ellie has gone on to write three more books Marli's Tangled Tale, Nelson's Dangerous Dive and Buddy's Rainforest Rescue.
The Wild Tribe Heroes books have received personal letters of congratulations from Sir David Attenborough and Prince Charles who are both extremely concerned about the issue of ocean plastics and are doing everything they can to help raise awareness. The books have been featured on the BBC, in The Guardian, Mail on Sunday and Huffington Post as well as numerous local newspapers, radio and TV and also featured in international podcasts, blogs and press.