Illustrator(s)
Markus Majaluoma
Publication date
1992
Publisher
Tammi
Format info
97 pages

Ruby & Ficelle Need a Holiday

Heinähattu ja Vilttitossu loman tarpeessa

By this time of the year Ficelle is feeling tired and lazy – surely it is time for a holiday?

Unfortunately her dad is not ready to think about going on a holiday before he is assured that they are all safe. He insists that they spend their holiday doing fire drills in their own house. Eventually the drills are over and they go on a real holiday – but soon realise it isn’t quite as relaxing as they’d thought.

In 2019 we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sinikka and Tiina Nopola’s successful authorial partnership! 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.

Schedule

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

97pp
Age: 5+

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.

Reading materials

English series synopsis
Finnish edition