• The story

    Wayan comes from a family of fishermen. His village has always relied on the ocean for food. One day, things start changing. Will Wayan find a way to save the village?

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Wayan and the Turtle King is a children’s book about plastic and its effects on the marine environment and ocean animals. The book transports readers to Bali, Indonesia, where they meet Wayan. He goes on an unexpected adventure that teaches him about the need to save the environment. His mission is to teach his community how to love and protect our planet.

An inspiring story, Wayan and the Turtle King is filled with evocative illustrations that bring the underwater world closer to young children. The book includes comprehension and creative activities that enhance your child’s creative and critical thinking skills.

Sixty percent of the proceeds from book sales go to support environmental literacy in Indonesia, South America and Africa.

Wayan and the Turtle King is suited to children aged 7- 12.


Wayan and the Turtle King  teaches kids more than reading skills. The book opens the door to another country and its culture, geography, geology and ecology. The bilingual versions are meant to be used in an ESL (English as a Second Language) setting.


The themes in Wayan and the Turtle King are not limited to conservation and environmental awareness. More classical themes such as wisdom, heroism and bravery are also explored in the book.


Teachers can expand on the themes contained in Wayan and the Turtle King and encourage critical thinking and creative expression. Kids can create posters, write letters and start local environmental initiatives. By teaching children awareness, leadership and solution-based thinking skills from a young age, we are preparing them to be strong, confident and engaged adults.