Author Ellie Jackson, a teacher and mother of four, noticed the impact a visit to the Turtle hospital in Townsville, Australia had on her young children and how enthusiastic they subsequently were to pick up rubbish on the beach. Having studied Environmental Science at University, and teaching Geography for 6 years, it was a natural progression for Ellie to teach her own children the environmental message within this book and the idea for Duffy was born.


Liz Oldmeadow is a multi award winning illustrator and photographer from Port Stephens, a coastal town in NSW, Australia. Liz has always felt a deep connection to the environment and completed a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle in 2007. Liz has been working as an illustrator and photographer for more than 10 years, drawing inspiration from Australian wildlife and landscapes.

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Liz and Ellie became friends at a mother’s group whilst their sons were babies. A chance discussion over coffee led them to combine their talents and after much hard work and juggling of children, Duffy’s message is ready to be shared.

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