Meet The Wild Tribe Heroes!

The No.1 Children’s Book Series On Ocean Plastics

Duffy the Sea Turtle, Marli the Puffin and Nelson the Whale are all Wild Tribe Heroes.

Read their true and gentle stories to teach children about ocean plastics in a positive and inspiring way with happy endings and ideas for the future.

The Wild Tribe Heroes books are a collection of gentle and engaging true stories about animals that find themselves in trouble when their lives are affected by plastic in the oceans. Follow each one of our heroes to see what happens, how they are saved and what you can do to help them!

Duffy’s Lucky Escape!

Duffy’s Lucky Escape transports you to the tropical paradise where Duffy the Sea Turtle lives amongst beautiful corals and fish only for her to learn that all that floats is not food. As time is running out for Duffy she has a lucky escape when kind people step in to save the day! read more…

Message of story: Ocean Plastics, Animal Rescue, Turtle Hospital, Marine Pollution, Beach Release

Marli’s Tangled Tale

Marli’s Tangled Tale takes you to the cool, green cliffs where Marli the Puffin is looking after her egg until one day the excitement of the 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 home! read more…

Message of story: Ocean Plastics, Balloon Release, Wildlife Rescue, Marine Pollution, Beach Clean

Nelson’s Dangerous Dive

Nelson’s Dangerous Dive explores deep underwater with Nelson the Whale where he discovers a hidden shipwreck and learns that what lurks below may not let you go. As he desperately signals for help, luck is on his side as a group of brave tourists give him the break he needs! read more…

Message of story: Ocean Plastics, Ghost Fishing Nets, Whale, Animal Rescue, Marine Pollution

I have just received the three books for my grand daughter. They are a lovely tales with wonderful illustrations.
Steph Powell
Steph Powell
2018-11-30T15:21:12+0000
I am a year 3 teacher and I have read the Duffy book with my class, they absolutely loved it and it has taken us on a fantastic learning journey! We have just made a giant sea turtle out of recycled materials! We are all Wild Tribe Heroes now!read more
Lizzie Ablett
Lizzie Ablett
2018-11-15T20:24:41+0000
My kids love these books. The storytelling is fantastic, and they really fire children’s enthusiasm. My son and I have just spent a happy half hour watching YouTube footage of turtles and puffins being returned to the wild. He’s now really mindful of the impact of plastics on wildlife. Congratulations Ellie on a fantastic achievement. Can’t recommend these books enough!read more
Tim Gibson
Tim Gibson
2018-11-12T19:25:05+0000
We really love the gentle but honest approach in these books and have enjoyed sharing them with our kids x
Claire Lyons
Claire Lyons
2018-10-10T16:21:31+0000
My daughter had a visit from Ellie Jackson last week and has been so inspired by her. Her books are beautiful, written with creativity and a strong message that is cleverly woven into the tale. Perfect for my little animal lover who lives at the beach! �read more
Karen Wakefield
Karen Wakefield
2018-05-02T21:32:32+0000
These books really are great. Originally ordered for my daughter and she absolutely loved them. Have just come back to order more for her school as she took one in to show for a project on recycling and the teachers though they were fantastic too! Thanks so much.read more
Leah Turner
Leah Turner
2018-03-12T12:32:30+0000
My daughter loves this book! Ellie came to her school and read it to the children, it was great to see their engagement with the topic and ideas to reduce plastic in the oceans.read more
Katy Murray
Katy Murray
2018-02-05T20:17:19+0000
As an early childhood teacher there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a class of little faces completely engrossed in a story...Ellie's book Duffy's Lucky Escape does just that. The book provides just the right balance of education, concern and action for children to feel empowered and begin really important conversations about looking after our oceans. Thanks Ellie! Your book is a resource I will share with the children many many times to promote lifelong, positive attitudes towards caring for our environment.read more
Libby Phillips
Libby Phillips
2017-12-05T09:41:02+0000
Inspiring book for children to fill their hearts with joy and heads with wisdom so that they can teach us all a better way to care for this beautiful Planet. I see this being great for families or schools alike. Lovely balance between story and facts.read more
Linda Thomas
Linda Thomas
2017-11-28T21:15:02+0000
Absolutely fantastic book, beautifully written and gorgeous illustrations. Ellie is doing absolutely amazing work educating children with this book. Well Done!!! We can't wait to read your next book 🙂read more
Catherine H-Cooper
Catherine H-Cooper
2017-11-28T20:00:40+0000
I bought this for my son's 6th birthday (alongside a WWF turtle adoption he'd asked for).He loved the book.Beautiful illustrations and a thought provoking story. He's called his turtle Duffy now too.Of course! Xread more
Jenny Mason
Jenny Mason
2017-11-27T20:23:09+0000
We bought this beautiful book last Friday and have read it every night since, my son Leon (6) absolutely loves it as do I Well done Ellie! We can't wait for your next best seller. xread more
Emma Armstrong
Emma Armstrong
2017-11-14T20:34:58+0000
We are really enjoying having Duffy's Lucky Escape as one of our bedtime stories. My three year old loves it and it's been great to help him understand why we need to look after our seas. He enjoys listening to the story and picks out things in the bright large pictures. This story is a great platform for talking about looking after our seas and why we should reduce our use of plastics. Primary schools will find this an amazing tool for educating as well as enjoying a lovely story. Thank you Ellie.read more
Christina Gorinsky
Christina Gorinsky
2017-10-19T08:45:35+0000
A fantastic book, particularly for primary aged children. Every school should have a copy and it should be required reading. Beautiful illustrations. A happy ending. Educational but fun. My kids just love it.read more
Nicola Wyeth
Nicola Wyeth
2017-10-17T20:10:31+0000
A beautifully illustrated story. I read this book to my Early Years children after one of our Beach School sessions. We had collected a lot of litter from the beach so it was the perfect story to help share the important message about the dangers of ocean plastics and the harm they can cause. The children were captivated from start to finish. I highly recommend this book for children of any age (I even read it to my own children who are 5 & 6) the wording is simple and easy to understand for the little ones but the message is powerful enough to make even adults sit up and take note of our impact on the earth 🌍 I will be using this book many more times to help spread the word to the next generation of barefoot warriors 👣read more
Stephanie Waudby
Stephanie Waudby
2017-10-15T19:01:42+0000

Crowdfunding Wild Tribe Heroes Into Every School

Inspire our children to protect our oceans. A proven, beautiful teaching resource for every school.

Ocean plastic is a serious problem affecting every part of our planet, but with your help, we can inspire future generations to reverse this throwaway plastic culture that’s destroying our world. The real key to solving the issue is to inspire children from a young age about the problem – and this is where a little bit of help from you can make a direct difference in your community.

Supporting Charities

Wild Tribe Heroes is a supporter of national marine charities Surfers Against Sewage, The Marine Conservation Society UK, 2 Minute Beach Clean and Fathoms Free. Each of these charities has a dedicated mission to raise awareness and improve education to highlight the dangers of plastic in our oceans. They provide free resources and organise beach cleans around the UK. For more information on how to join a beach clean or to find out how you can support them please see our Resources page.

Wild Tribe Heroes In The Media

The impact of Duffy’s Lucky Escape and Marli’s Tangled Tale on the education of children about Ocean Plastics has been reported on in print and television by BBC TV and Radio, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Metro, Western Telegraph and The Cornish Times, as well as international podcasts and independent websites. Ellie Jackson has also received personal letters from David Attenborough and Prince Charles congratulating her on the books and wishing her success.