Timo Parvela
Anni Nykänen
Publication date
July 2022
Format info
88 pages, two-tone illustrations throughout

Ella & Friends: Desert Island

Ella ja kaverit autiosaarella

A Robinson Crusoe-style school day!

Ella and her friends’ trip into nature turns into a survival adventure when the floodwaters carry away the bridge leading to the island. Phones, smoke signals, and jungle drums are of no help now, so the school children’s ingenuity is put to the test.

The shipwrecked students are worried about whether they’ll get back to school before the end of the day, the summer holidays, or even the end of year exam results. Fortunately the teacher has some good news as well as some bad news:

“If we ration our food, we’ll make it to tomorrow if we need to,” the teacher said. “We can’t contact the outside world, but at least we have each other. Let’s see our misfortune as an opportunity to learn something new about ourselves and the world we live in.”

– And the good news? Pete asked.

– That was the good news, the teacher replied, breezily.

– And the bad news? I asked.

– I left the food bag at school.


Finnish edition

Ella series:

Ella & Friends Third-Graders include:

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