Markus Majaluoma
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92 pages

Ruby & Ficelle’s Year

Heinähatun ja Vilttitossun kaksitoista kuuta

The pint-sized sisters, Ruby and Ficelle, have the whole year planned out!

Together with the rest of their family and the Alibullen ladies, and let’s not forget the village policemen, the girls have charted the festivities from January to December. The book consists of diary entries, poems, recipes and songs by the girls and their friends, and all of its content is appropriate to the season in question. The book also recounts the festive days throughout the year and the different customs associated with these celebrations.

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. 


R&F: The Chicken, 2019
R&F and the Silly Angel,
R&F and the Christmas Gift,
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,
R&F and the Dancing Constable,
R&F on the Chase,
R&F Look for Christmas,
R&F and Need a Holiday,
R&F and Grandpa,
R&F and the Baby,
Ruby & Ficelle, 1989
Illustrated by Markus Majaluoma


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