Timo Parvela
Anni Nykänen
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81 pp.

Ella and Friends: Beacons of Hope

Ella ja kaverit tulevaisuuden toivoina

Mirror, mirror…

Ella and her friends have the best teacher in the world, but is he lucky in life? Teacher wants to check this aspect of his life from a reliable source.

– Mirror, mirror… who’s the luckiest person in the country? Teacher asked. He was posing in front of a gold-framed mirror. The children tried to hear what the mirror answered but couldn’t hear but a gurgle. It wasPete’s stomach, for it was already a while since breakfast and there was still a while before lunch.

– Will I grow up to be president or a F1 star? Tina asked.

– Hey mirror, can you guess who I am? Sam asked, pulling his Batman mask over his face.

– I don’t look into the mirror. The mirror must look at me, Bruiser grumbled.

-The eyes are the mirrors of our insides, Thomas knew.

To everyone’s chagrin, the mirror breaks and now the children’s Teacher faces seven years of bad luck. The children take up the challenge of trying to reverse the bad luck to ensure a bright future for their Teacher!


Finnish edition

Ella series:

Ella & Friends Third-Graders include:

Ella & Friends: Naturally smarter than AI, 2024
Ella & Friends: Raiders of the Lost Story, 2023
Ella & Friends: Beacons of Hope, 2023
Ella & Friends Role Reversal, 2022
Ella & Friends on a Poop Trail, 2021
Ella & Friends Remote Schooling, 2021
Ella & Friends Finally in 3rd Grade, 2020

Ella & Friends include:

Ella & Friends Ahoy There, 2020
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 & F12008
Ella & the Seven Sillies, 2007
Ella – Watch Out for the Children!2006
Ella at Sea, 2005
Ella & the Superstar, 2004
Ella in Lapland, 2003
Ella at Night School, 2001
Ella & the New Boy in Class2000
Ella & Pete, 1999
Ella & the Holiday Camp, 1998
Ella on a School Trip, 1998
Ella in the Theatre, 1996
Ella & the Blackmailer, 1995