The Rescuers Julia and Charlie

Elina Hirvonen

Original title: Pelastuspartio Julia ja Kalle

Author: Elina Hirvonen

Illustrator: Nadja Sarell

Published: 2023

Publisher: FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

Genre: Chapter Books (3-6 Years)

Pages: 144

Part of a series: Julia & P.A.L.

Toy Story meets The Avengers in this exciting 3-book series where plush animals have super powers.

  • Realistic worries for young children are combined with sci-fi elements and a superhero adventure story!

The Plush Animal League and their secret plush animal agents are there for children in need! But what if one of their own needs help?

Twelve-year-old Julia is spending more and more time with her friends, and Nis, the plush animal agent, is feeling lonely. Nis is haunted by memories of his childhood spent as an abandoned and misfit toy on a store shelf, until he became Julia's friend. Many of the other top fluffy agents of the World Council of Stuffed Animals also feel unneeded. The World Council gets a bunch of therapy alpacas to help the depressed agents, but will help arrive before it’s too late?

A toy manufacturer invites Nis to join him and leave the World Council once and for all. When Julia realises her stuffed animal is gone, she decides to stop time. She doesn't want to grow up, if growing up means parting ways with her childhood best friend, plush animal agent Nis.

Julia and Charlie are determined to uncover the true identity of the Toy manufacturer. As the children grow old, is it possible for them to keep the most important things from their childhood?

"Multilayered, imaginative, and exciting!"

– Savon-Sanomat newspaper

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FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

About author

Elina Hirvonen

Elina Hirvonen is an award-winning author of adults’ and children’s prose, a journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has written four highly acclaimed adults’ novels that are at the same time tragic and beautiful. She is also known for her picture book series Princess Rascal, and a middle-grade trilogy Julia & P.A.L.

She has received Kalevi Jäntti Prize, and Nuori Aleksis Prize and has been nominated for Finlandia Prize and Debut Prize.


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