Paula Noronen
Terese Bast
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Super Furball Flies to India

Supermarsu lentää Intiaan

An action-packed series filled with dry, absurdist humour about a young girl who has the ability to turn into a guinea pig superhero… it’s like Aki Kaurismäki for kids!

Once a decade Great Guinea gives a human being superpowers, and he’s just chosen eleven-year-old Emilia!

When Emila’s school announces a joke telling competition, her friend Simo panics. He’s terrible at telling jokes! And the school bully Fat Antero is sure to make fun of him.

Thankfully Emilia is around to save the day — just as soon as she manages to unstick her toffee-covered hands from the floor and get back on her feet! Luckily good people like Emilia and Simo can always overcome evil things, like school bullies, the tax office and a particularly vicious jury at the prestigious guinea pig exhibition. In the end Emilia’s dad finally tells her mum a joke that makes her laugh and Simo heads to India to hear the funniest joke in the world from a bone fide guru. Tackling everyday situations, like school bullying and the prospect of divorce, with laconic dialogue and surrealist humour, this book is sure to delight children and parents alike!

When Middleton the guinea pig bites eleven-year-old Emilia, he gives her superpowers. After a meeting with Great Guinea, the head honcho of the guinea pig world, all she needs to do is take a sip of Middleton’s water and she transforms into Super Furball! The one condition is that Emilia keeps her super powers a secret. As Super Furball she can squeeze into impossibly tiny spaces, lift up houses and even travel forwards in time! This is an environmentally aware series whose characters — both adults and children — have a wickedly dry sense of humour.

The first Super Furball movie was met with rave reviews when it was released in January 2018. It’s been a huge success, with over 100,000 people flocking to the cinema to see it!


Super Furball Flies to India, 2007
Super Furball and the Celebrity Cow Incident, 2008
Super Furball Saves the Herring, 2009
Super Furball and the Weird Companion, 2010
Super Furball and the Shrinking School, 2011
Super Furball Scores a Goal, 2013
Super Furball’s Flight to the Future, 2014
Super Furball and Time Travel Symphony, 2015
Super Furball and the Kingdom of Children, 2016
Super Furball vs. Super Snake, 2017
Super Furball and the Litterbugs, 2018
Super Furball and the Kalava Code, 2019
Super Furball’s Book about Friendship, 2019
Super Furball and Robber Antero, 2020


Age: 7+


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Prizes and nominations

2007, nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize