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 bought all 3 books for my 5 year old and they all came with individual personalised messages inside, which she was delighted with. They're well written, beautifully illustrated and present important issues in an accessible way. She loves the books and I can't wait for the next one in the series.read more
Rachel Alexander
Rachel Alexander
2019-06-15T11:30:38+0000
Beautifully illustrated, these books engage young people with the challenges of ocean cleanliness. The consequences of planetary pollution are brought to life here. A superb set of educational resources. Plastic Free Eastbourne is selling and promoting these books. All our state primary schools have been presented with a set!read more
Oliver Sterno
Oliver Sterno
2019-06-06T06:31:20+0000
It’s the time of year again when I’m frantically searching for end of year teacher gifts but this year I decided to buy these books as a whole ‘Pre-school’ gift. Beautifully written and illustrated. Arrived quickly and at a very reasonable price. The author even signed the books to the Pre-school for me. Very pleased!!read more
Lily Ann Purchase
Lily Ann Purchase
2019-05-31T21:38:56+0000
Duffy is our 3 year old daughters favourite book. She picks up plastic if she sees any during walks and gets very upset when she sees lots of rubbish lying round in nearby canals. Very inspiring books. Great message to all young and old. A MUST read for everyone.read more
Becky Murkin
Becky Murkin
2019-05-30T08:53:32+0000
We have used the Duffy and Marli books to inspire our Y3 pupils in our Blue Planet topic - the books are wonderful and really put the message across in a way that the children can understand! Highly recommend, particularly in an educational setting. I’m just about to order book 3...#wonderful #EndPlasticPollutionread more
Amy Vinnicombe
Amy Vinnicombe
2019-03-20T06:26:31+0000
The children in my Y1 class are really enjoying Duffy’s Lucky Escape. We are using it as our Core text this half term. So far, we have written poems, ‘magpie-ing’ the beautiful vocabulary in your book. They have written some beautiful poems. We are working towards re-writing the story in the next few weeks. You have inspired our children. Some of them wrote about you on World Book day last Thursday as they are loving your book!We have also read Marli’s Tangled Tale and it really resonated with the children. Thank you!read more
Libby Baxter
Libby Baxter
2019-03-19T11:56:11+0000
I’ve just used Nelson’s Dangerous Dive alongside bits of Blue Planet 2 and it sparked the most amazing reactions and conversations in my year 3 to year 6 SEND class! We’re doing Duffy’s Lucky Escape next. The students have presented their findings and a proposed ‘plastic pledge’ to the Head Teacher, School Business Manager and Site Manager - I was very proud! Fantastic resources to use in schools and with my own toddler, who has been to the Birmingham Sealife Centre to back up his knowledge of Duffy.read more
Lauren Carroll
Lauren Carroll
2019-03-10T17:55:58+0000
Amazing and beautiful books that highlights plastic pollution. we received the books into our zero waste store - sea no waste, and sold out practically in the first week. I have had to order more to keep up with demand. A* books for children. 😍read more
Sammy Reid
Sammy Reid
2019-02-14T12:14:40+0000
My books arrived in Kenya today! I'm very excited to use the stories to raise awareness as part of our preparatory school Ditch the Plastic Day! Thank you so much!! �read more
LJ Gore
LJ Gore
2019-01-01T18:25:28+0000
amazing books received all 3 of them for my 10 month old daughter for her Xmas box and had them signed really lovely books well thought out xread more
Emma Jane Louise Jansen
Emma Jane Louise Jansen
2018-12-18T20:27:53+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 Hamilton-Cooper
Catherine Hamilton-Cooper
2017-11-28T20:00:40+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

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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, ITV News, 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.