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Ducks Overboard!: A True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans

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Ducks Overboard!: A True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans
Written by Markus Motum
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536217728
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Ducks Overboard!: A True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans

author/illustrator: Markus Motum

If a shipping container filled with 28,000 plastic ducks spilled into the Pacific Ocean, where would all those ducks go? Inspired by a real incident, this captivating and innovative look at the pollution crisis in our oceans follows one of the ducks as it is washed away on ocean currents, encountering plastic-endangered whales and sea turtles and passing through the giant floating island of marine debris known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. From the author-illustrator of the acclaimed Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover comes a highly accessible and graphically stylish picture book with an ultimately hopeful message about environmental issues and the state of our oceans. An end map documents the widely scattered journey of the real-life plastic ducks, showing where they have been found, as well as facts about the ways plastic is affecting various parts of the world.

Eco facts come to light as a plastic duck narrates this beautifully illustrated true story of thousands of bath toys that were lost at sea and swept to the four corners of the Pacific.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $23.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536217727 /  9781536217728
on sale date:
09/2021
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 10 5/8" x 9 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
 
subjects:
Science & Nature; Recycling & Green Living;
author’s comments:
Markus Motum is the author-illustrator of Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover, his debut book for children. He studied illustration at the University for the Creative Arts in England, where he rediscovered his love of picture books. He lives in Brighton, England.
 
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