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

By Markus Motum
Illustrated by Markus Motum

Discover the pollution crisis in our oceans through the eyes of one lost plastic duck in this engaging and stylish picture book based on a true story.

When a shipping container filled with 28,000 plastic ducks spilled into the Pacific Ocean, where did all those ducks go? Based on a true story, this innovative take on the plastic pollution crisis follows one duck as it travels on ocean currents to meet sea life and discovers the rubbish from humans that endangers our oceans. A highly accessible and stylish picture book with a positive message about environmental issues, from the author-illustrator of Curiosity, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize.

  • A captivating story told through a plastic duck, with supporting subtext providing additional information, creating an accessible and unique take on the timely subject of pollution in our oceans and environmental crisis.
  • The second picture book from exciting new talent Markus Motum, whose previous book Curiosity was shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2018 and has sold 3,000 copies in the UK.
  • A Walker Studio title.

About the author

Markus Motum is a half-English, half-Norwegian up-and-coming illustrator. He studied Illustration at the University for the Creative Arts, graduating in 2012, and it was during his studies that he re-discovered his love of picture books. He really enjoys creating big colourful books and illustrations for readers to get sucked into. His first book, Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover, was shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2018. Markus is currently based in Brighton, UK.

ISBN: 9781529502831
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2022
Dimensions: 270 x 235mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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