Illustrator(s)
Salla Savolainen
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Tammi
Format info
136 pages, colour illustrated, 5+

Ruby & Ficelle and the Arty Neighbours

Heinähattu, Vilttitossu ja Rubensin veljekset

The family are off to the countryside for a holiday!

The two artists staying next door thrill the girls’ mum to no end whereas Ruby and Ficelle are much more dubious about their neighbours’ artistic talents. The girls make it their mission to find out all they can about the Rubens brothers!

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
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

136pp
Age: 5+

Material

Finnish PDF
English sample translation
Series synopsis

Prizes and nominations

2003, winner of the Anni Swan Prize

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.