Timo Parvela
Virpi Talvitie
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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 Role Reversal, 2022
Ella & Friends on a Poop Trail, 2021
Ella & Friends Remote Schooling, 2021
Ella & Friends Finally in 3rd Grade, 2020

Ella & Friends Ahoy There!, 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+


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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.