Salla Savolainen
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104 pages, colour illustrated, 5+

Ruby & Ficelle and the Silly Angel

Heinähattu, Vilttitossa ja hupsu enkeli

Ficelle suggests that their neighbour Miss Halise Alibullen should play angels with her.

Kind Halise finds herself agreeing and is soon sporting a frilly dress and a pair of homemade wings while stepping out into the woods with Ficelle. But then Halise sprains her ankle and Ficelle must run to get help. She runs and shouts: “Come quick, there is an angel in the woods!” Constable Portly is the first one to hear and rushes to the scene. He is convinced he’s about to meet a real angel! But when he gets there the angel has disappeared! Where? How? The mystery must be solved.

Sinikka Nopola (b. 1953) and Tiina Nopola (b. 1955) have been in a successful authorial partnership for over 30 years! Ruby & Ficelle, which was published in 1989, was their first co-authored book and it marked the beginning of their award-winning career in books, films, plays and music that continue to delight and entertain new generations.


R&F: The Chicken, 2019
R&F and the Silly Angel,
R&F and the Christmas Gift,
R&F and the Arty Neighbours,
2016 (originally published in 2001 with illustrations by Majaluoma)
R&F as Poets, 2015
R&F and Big Elsa, 2014 (originally published in 1997 with illustrations by Majaluoma)
R&F and the Annoying Pest, 2014 (originally published in 1999 with illustrations by Majaluoma)
R&F and the Sassy Schoolgirl, 2013
R&F and Baldy Bob, 2012
Illustrated by Salla Savolainen

R&F’s Year, 2006
R&F and the Forbidden Fish,
R&F and the Dancing Constable,
R&F on the Chase,
R&F Look for Christmas,
R&F and Need a Holiday,
R&F and Grandpa,
R&F and the Baby,
Ruby & Ficelle, 1989
Illustrated by Markus Majaluoma


Age: 5+


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Series rights sold

Chinese (Hubei Children’s Press)
Danish (Turbine)
French (Didier Jeunesse)
Hungarian (Cerkabella)
Latvian (Petergailis)
Lithuanian (Nieko Rimto)
Turkish (Beyaz Balina Yayinlari)

The Ruby & Ficelle books have also been published in (rights reserved): Estonian, Japanese, Latvian, Russian, Serbian and Swedish.