Timo Parvela
Virpi Talvitie
Publication date
February 2020
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Ella & Friends Ahoy There!

Ella ja kaverit hiiohoi!

Cruises are a once in a lifetime experience – at least if Ella and her friends are on board! 

Ella’s teacher is determined to plan a summer holiday with his wife, away from his students. But when it comes to Ella and her friends, one thing is clear. A summer holiday without their teacher would be like a cruise without a captain! A calm start to the journey soon turns into a familiarly exciting adventure.

– Are we sure we’ve got travel insurance? the teacher asked.
– You have to relax. Cruise ships are really safe, his wife reassured him.
– I’ve packed a few extra life jackets in our suitcase.

– I hope you’ve remembered to pack a change of clothes, your book and your toothbrush, the teacher’s wife smiled gently.
– I remembered, but I didn’t pack them. The life jackets took up all the space. 
– Well, you can borrow from me.
– I can’t.
Your bag’s got an inflatable inflatable boat in it. It’s full. 

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 Ahoy There!, due 2020
Ella & Friends Save the Earth, 2019

Ella & Friends as Kings, 2019
Ella & Friends in Concert, 2018
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 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 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


B&W illustrations
Ages: 7+

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