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Ducks overboard! : a true story of plastic in our oceans  Cover Image Book Book

Ducks overboard! : a true story of plastic in our oceans / Markus Motum.

Motum, Markus, (author,, illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536217728
  • ISBN: 1536217727
  • ISBN: 9781536217728 : SAL
  • ISBN: 1536217727 : SAL
  • ISBN: 9781536217728
  • ISBN: 1536217727
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 25 x 28 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Inspired by a real incident, this 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. A 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.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10. Candlewick Press.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2025.
Subject: Plastic marine debris > Juvenile literature.
Marine ecology > Effect of pollution on > Juvenile fiction.
Marine pollution > Juvenile literature.
Plastic scrap > Juvenile literature.
Wildlife conservation > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Creative nonfiction.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 30 of 58 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe.


  • 2 current holds with 58 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe J NUTMEG MOT (Text) 34026155512986 Juvenile Nutmeg Checked out 07/05/2024
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe J NUTMEG MOT (Text) 34026155513026 Juvenile Nutmeg Available -


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