The beautifully written and illustrated book Marli's Tangled Tale comes from the UK based Wild Tribe Heroe's.
Marli’s Tangled Tale takes you to the cool and green cliffs where Marli the Puffin lives with her soon to hatch egg until one day the excitement of the far away town visits in an unexpected way. As hope starts to fade her tangled tale takes a twist just in time for the surprise waiting for her back at home! A positive, inspiring, beautifully illustrated true story about the problem of balloon releases with a happy ending.
Following on from the success of Duffy’s Lucky Escape, the first book in the Wild Tribe Heroes series, Marli’s Tangled Tale is the engaging story of the relationship between the actions of humans and wildlife and the dangers they face in their own natural habitats. Marli’s Tangled Tale is perfect as a bedtime story or to share with your school or preschool. It is an engaging story based on the true tale of a little puffin who becomes entangled in balloon litter.
Stunning artwork captures the imagination of young readers and brings to life the very real threat balloons from balloon releases pose to our environment. Marli’s Tangled Tale shares a powerful message which invites children and adults alike to question their actions and the effects on our environment. With suggestions for alternatives to balloon releases and ideas for the future together with activities which reinforce the story, Marli’s Tangled Tale is a book which will inspire your own little Wild Tribe Hero to want to take care of nature and their environment by making 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 Duffy's Lucky Escape, 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.