Who is the family favorite and, more importantly, who is the annoying pest in the neighbourhood?
Ficelle feels that everyone always favours Ruby over her and so she decides to go on a strike. And it works: when Ficelle stops talking, all eyes are on her. But who is the mysterious and annoying pest that the village policemen are seeking to find? All clues lead to Ficelle, and she finds herself in need of a waterproof alibi.
Sinikka Nopola (b. 1953) and Tiina Nopola (b. 1955) have been writing in 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 S
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.