Sinikka Nopola and Tiina Nopola’s children’s books head to Turkey

Hayflower quiltshoe turkeyWe are happy to announce that Beyaz Balina Yayinlari in Turkey has acquired rights to the 14th, 15th and 16th entries in Sinikka Nopola and Tiina Nopola’s bestselling Hayflower and Quiltshoe storybook series. The books star two sisters, one of whom is sweet and responsible and the other spirited and mischievous. Rights have been sold in eight territories outside of Finland.

Earlier this spring Marti in Turkey acquired the first ten books in Tiina Nopola and Mervi Lindman’s Siri picture book series, starring a spunky and imaginative little girl named Siri and her friends. Siri books are published in 16 languages and counting!

The summer will see the Finnish re-release of Hayflower, Quiltshoe and Big Elsa, originally the 7th story in the series, featuring new illustrations by Salla Savolainen.

In addition, the 14th book in Sinikka and Tiina Nopola’s wildly successful Ricky Rapper series, Ricky Rapper and the Scrooge of Seville (Risto Räppääjä ja Sevillan saituri, Tammi 2014), will be published in late July. The fifth Ricky Rapper film is currently in production, and will hit Finnish theaters in February of 2015.

RIGHTS SOLD: THE HAYFLOWER AND QUILTSHOE SERIES
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
CHINA, Hubei Children’s Press
DENMARK, Turbine
ESTONIA, TEA Publishers
HUNGARY, Cerkabella
LITHUANIA, Nieko Rimto
RUSSIA, Meshcheryakov
SERBIA, Propolis

Reading materials for the Hayflower and Quiltshoe series:
Full English text of book 13 (Hayflower, Quiltshoe and Baldy Bob)
English sample of books 9 and 14
French sample of book 1
Spanish sample of book 13

RIGHTS SOLD: THE SIRI SERIES
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ARAB WORLD, Dar Al Saqi
CHINA, Graphic Communications Press
DENMARK, Carlsen
DENMARK, Turbine
ESTONIA (Võru), Võru Instituut
GERMANY, Ellermann
HUNGARY, Kolibri
KOREA, Chackgama
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA, Nieko Rimto
POLAND, Foksal
SWEDEN, Bonnier Carlsen
SLOVAKIA, Verbarium
TURKEY, Marti
UKRAINE, BAT

Reading materials for the Siri series:
Full English text of book 10 (Siri and the Yeti)
English sample of books 1, 3-5, 9
German sample of book 9
Spanish sample of books 9 and 11
Japanese sample of book 1

RIGHTS SOLD: THE RICKY RAPPER SERIES
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ARABIC, Dar al Saqi
BRAZIL, SDS Editora
CHINA (simplified Chinese), Beijing Xiron Books
DENMARK, Turbine
DENMARK, Carlsen
ESTONIA, TEA Publishers
FINLAND (Sámi), ABC-Company
HUNGARY, Cerkabella
JAPAN, Komine Shoten
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA, Nieko Rimto
POLAND, Foksal
SLOVENIA, Sodobnost
SPAIN, Santillana
SWEDEN, Bonnier Carlsen
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar

Reading materials for the Ricky Rapper series:
Full English text of Book 12 (Ricky Rapper and Needy Nelly)
Full German text of Book 13 (Ricky Rapper and the Double)
English samples of books 1, 3, 13
German sample of book 1
Spanish edition of book 12

For rights inquiries contact: info@ahlbackagency.com