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, 2018
R&F and the Christmas Gift, 2017
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, 2005
R&F and the Dancing Constable, 2003
R&F on the Chase, 1995
R&F Look for Christmas, 1993
R&F and Need a Holiday, 1992
R&F and Grandpa, 1991
R&F and the Baby, 1990
Ruby & Ficelle, 1989
Illustrated by Markus Majaluoma
Chinese (Hubei Children’s Press)
French (Didier Jeunesse)
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.