Timo Parvela
Mervi Lindman
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Ella & Friends Save the Earth

Ella ja kaverit hiilijalanjäljillä

Can Ella’s class save the earth?

“My name is Ella. I’m almost in third grade. Our class is 2 and a half A. It’s probably the only half class in the world, but luckily our teacher is a whole person. Our teacher is really nice, but recently he’s been a bit worried. The thing he’s worried about is the earth.”

Author Timo Parvela has hit the nail on the head again: Ella & Friends Save the Earth is an almost emission-free, eco book about Ella. It is made up of three stories about protecting nature, with a twist.

Ella’s class are on a school trip with their teacher, when a swan song impresses everyone.

“They’re swans,” our teacher explained. She’d taken us on a trip because she wanted to show us the first signs of spring. As soon as the ice melts, they start to appear. Swans spend their days searching for food, because swans need a lot of energy. 

That’s when the swan beat its wings and made a loud noise. “The swan’s a bit like my dad,” Pete thought to himself. 

“Does your father change in the spring?” I asked, confused.

“No, but he does make loud banging noises and he spends most of his days looking for food,” Pete replied. 

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: 6-9


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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.