Illustrator(s)
Salla Savolainen
Publication date
2013
Publisher
Tammi
Format info
80 pages, colour illustrated, 5+

Ruby & Ficelle and the Sassy Schoolgirl

Heinähattu, Vilttitossu ja ärhäkkä koululainen

Ficelle’s love of fishing makes her play a trick on Ruby and her class!

Ruby has started school. Ficelle is envious when she hears that Ruby’s class is going on a fishing trip. She goes as far as asking Miss Alibullen next door to write a note saying that the trip is cancelled. Yet strangely there is a Ruby who joins the class on the fishing trip. And what could possibly happen if two Rubys are on the same fishing trip?

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.

Series

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

Format

80pp
Ages: 5+

Material

Finnish PDF
English sample translation, set in layout
Series synopsis

Series rights sold

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

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