Ricky Rapper heads to Poland

RRPolandnewsletterMar132014Ricky Rapper’s world exploration continues. We are excited to announce that Foksal has acquired the Polish rights to the second and third entries of Sinikka Nopola and Tiina Nopola’s beloved series, Ricky Rapper and the Horrible Sausage (Risto Räppääjä ja kauhea makkara, Tammi 1998) and Ricky Rapper and Noodlehead (Risto Räppääjä ja nuudelipää, Tammi 2000) for publication later this year. Foksal has previously published several books in Tiina Nopola’s Siri picture book series.

Ricky Rapper is Finland’s most popular contemporary children’s character, with rights to the books sold in 17 languages. The 14th title in the series, Ricky Rapper and the Scrooge of Seville (Risto Räppääjä ja Sevillan saituri, Tammi 2014) will be published later this year in Finland.

Ricky Rapper will also soon become closer to German audiences: The Nopola sisters will visit the International Children’s and Young Adults Book Weeks in Cologne in June of 2014, while a full German translation of the 13th entry in the Ricky Rapper book series, Ricky Rapper and the Double (Risto Räppääjä ja kaksoisolento, Tammi 2013), will be available in May. Contact the agency for reading materials!

The Ricky Rapper series:
ARABIC, Dar al Saqi
CHINA, 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

Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi

Reading materials:
Full English text of Ricky Rapper and Needy Nelly (book 12)
Full German text of Ricky Rapper and the Double (book 13) available soon!
English sample of book 1, book 3 and book 13
German sample of books 1 and 13
Spanish edition of book 12

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com