Timo Parvela
Publication date
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Format info
167 pages

Ella & Friends 2

Ella ja kaverit 2

In Ella & Friends 2, the classmates venture off to summer camp, where who should turn up but their teacher – who was under the misimpression he was taking a de-stress vacation.

When second grade starts in the autumn, Pate is disappointed, because you don’t go straight from first grade to the university after all. To add insult to injury, you don’t even get paid for going to second grade, and so Pate goes on strike. And what happens when Quarrelershows up in their class: Tuukka hears the teacher telling the principal that Quarreler is from another planet. So the guy must be a humanoid! Lucikly Ella and her classmates eventually make it to night school, which the teacher organises after swearing that pigs will fly before he ever does that again. Luckily, there is only one rule at night school: everything is forbidden.

Ella and Friends 2 contains the books:
Ella & the Holiday Camp
Ella and Pete
Ella and the New Boy in Class
Ella at Night-School.

The stories previously appeared as a single-volume publication under the title Ella and Friends 4-7.

Cover by Mervi Lindman, original cover and  inside illustrations by Markus Majaluoma (Ella ja kaverit 4-7).

Timo Parvela (b.1964) is the number one children’s author in Finland and Ella & Friends is his longest standing series. He is a true master of capturing how children think in familiar situations and he always does it with a sense of humour and a touch of magic.


Ella & Friends Save the Earth, 2019
Ella & Friends as Kings, 2019
Ella & Friends as Master Chefs, 2018
Ella & Friends on their Way to Scout Jamboree, 2017
Ella & Friends – Horseplay, 2017
Ella & Friends in a Pickle, 2015
Ella & Friends in His Majesty’s Secret Service, 2016
Ella & Friends Build a Magic Machine, 2016
Ella & Friends Babysit, 2015
Ella & Friends Skip School, 2014
Ella & Friends in the Woods, 2013
Ella & the Lost Pointer, 2012
Ella & the Great Deeds of Sampo, 2011
Ella & Friends Have a Party, 2010
Ella & the Night Knight,
Ella Hits the Jackpot, 2009
Ella & F1, 2008
Ella & the Seven Sillies, 2007
Ella – Watch Out for Children!, 2006
Ella at Sea, 2005
Ella & the Superstar, 2004
Ella in Lapland, 2003
Ella at Night School, 2001
Ella & the New Boy in Class, 2000
Ella & Pete, 1999
Ella & the Holiday Camp, 1998
Ella on a School Trip, 1998
Ella in the Theatre, 1996
Ella & the Blackmailer, 1995


Ages: 6-9

Rights sold

The Ella books have been published in Arabic/ME, Belarusian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Sámi and Persian

Reading materials

English series synopsis
Finnish edition


“Parvela is in in his element. Gorgeous blundering that keeps you entertained.”– Anita Ruckerbauer, BN-News, Germany

“The Ella books are one of very few book about school that you even want to read during the holidays!”– Die Zeit, Germany

“Guaranteed nonsense and deliusions with Ella and her friends!” – Stéphane Larue, France

“Clever, genuinely funny… with a perfect dose of emotion.”– Savon Sanomat newspaper