Ella starts her second year at school.
The class are excited to be back at school, although the summer holidays have been fun too. Pete is terribly disappointed when he realises that university doesn’t start straight after First Grade. Furthermore, Pete goes on strike when Teacher reveals that the children do not get paid for going to school — even if it is the second grade!
The school district organises a competition during the autumn term and Ella and Pete are chosen to take part. For some reason Teacher doesn’t think Pete should be going. But soon the whole school gets into the “Olympic”-feeling. Pete is keen to win the “million-euros” first price and Ella is just happy to be spending time with him. She has come to realise that Pete is really, really lovely.
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!, 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, 2010
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
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.
“Parvela is in in his element. Gorgeous blundering that keeps you entertained.”— Anita Ruckerbauer, BN-News, Germany
“The Ella books are one of very few book about school that you even want to read during the holidays!”— Die Zeit, Germany
“Guaranteed nonsense and deliusions with Ella and her friends!” — Stéphane Larue, France
“Clever, genuinely funny… with a perfect dose of emotion.”— Savon Sanomat newspaper