Rights to Ricky Rapper sold to Varrak in Estonia!

RRNewsletterAug192014We are thrilled to announce that Varrak has acquired Estonian rights to Ricky Rapper and Needy Nelly (Risto Räppääjä ja nukkavieru Nelli, Tammi 2012) and Ricky Rapper and the Double (Risto Räppääjä ja kaksoisolento, Tammi 2013), the 12th and 13th entries in Sinikka Nopola and Tiina Nopola’s smash middle-grade series.

In addition, Zvaigzne in Latvia has now launched the Ricky Rapper series with the publication of Time’s Up, Ricky Rapper (Hetki lyö, Risto Räppääjä, Tammi 1997).

Finland’s bestselling children’s series stars Ricky Rapper, an eleven-year-old boy who loves playing drums, rapping, and getting into mild mischief with his best friend Nelly “Noodlehead.”

If you like Wimpy Kid or Pippi Longstocking, you will love Ricky!

Glowing reviews for the newly published 14th book, Ricky Rapper and the Scrooge of Seville (Risto Räppääjä ja Sevillan saituri, Tammi 2014):

“The success of this children’s book series has been the result of rigorous and professional writing. The enduring popularity of Ricky Rapper reflects the fact that Sinikka Nopola and Tiina Nopola have managed to keep their readership happy. The latest book in the series is outstanding…the Nopolas are masters of charming storytelling and strong language.”
Savon Sanomat newspaper, Finland

“Christel Rönns’s illustrations are beginning to feel pleasantly familiar. The story’s twists work well, and it offers a fitting life lesson at the end as well.”
Kirjavinkit (“Book Tips“) literature blog, Finland

Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ARABIC, Dar al Saqi
CHINA (simplified Chinese), Beijing Xiron Books
DENMARK, Turbine
DENMARK, Carlsen
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:
Book 1: German sample
Book 3: English sample
Book 12: Full English text, Spanish edition
Book 13: Full German text, English sample

For rights inquiries contact: info@ahlbackagency.com