Marli’s Tangled Tale - Children's Book
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, palm oil deforestation or climate change. Follow each one of our heroes to see what happens, how they are saved and what you can do to help them! Children and adults alike will love these books and feel inspired to make positive changes to their own lives and their communities.
Written by Cornish author Ellie Jackson, these books are beautifully illustrated and printed sustainably in the UK using FSC-approved sources.
Marli’s Tangled Tale
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.
- Learn how balloon releases can harm our animals and birds
- Help children to understand the link between plastic and wildlife
- Suggests fun alternatives to balloon releases for children to try
- Perfect for a bedtime story and to share with your school
- Great for parents, grandparents, preschool and primary school
But this book teaches children about more than the dangers. It also helps them understand the importance of looking after our environment, and how they can help all in a fun and friendly way, with ideas and activities which reinforce the story's message that this is a planet for all and that sea creatures have feelings too.
About the Author
Ellie Jackson is a mother of four young children who has written a series of books to help educate children about the impact of plastics on ocean ecosystems.
Ellie lives by the sea in Looe, Cornwall, and wrote her first book after living on Magnetic Island in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, during which time, 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.