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James, Rhian Nest 1962-

Overview
Works: 81 works in 148 publications in 4 languages and 4,157 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Novels in verse  Prayers and devotions  Pictorial works  History  Adventure stories  War stories 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.5.M87, FIC
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Publications about Rhian Nest James
Publications by Rhian Nest James
Most widely held works by Rhian Nest James
White crane by Sandy Fussell( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Even though he has only one leg, Niya Moto is studying to be a samurai, and his five fellow-students are similarly burdened, but sensei Ki-Yaga, an ancient but legendary warrior, teaches them not only physical skills but mental and spiritual ones as well, so that they are well-equipped to face their most formidable opponents at the annual Samurai Games
Owl ninja by Sandy Fussell( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Sensei Ki-yaga leads Niya and the other students of the Cockroach Ryu on a journey to beg the feudal Emperor to stop war from breaking out between the mountain ryus, putting to the test the firm friendship and unusual skills of these physically-disabled samurai-in-training
Toppling by Sally Murphy( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
All John cares about is setting the world record for knocking down dominoes and spending time with his best friends at school until his closest friend, Dom, is hospitalized, leaving John and the gang wondering what to do for him
A new dress for Maya by Malorie Blackman( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Longing for a new dress from the store, Maya is disappointed to attend a party in a dress made by her mother, but she receives a pleasant surprise when she sees what the other girls are wearing
Shaolin tiger by Sandy Fussell( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Sensei Ki-Yaga leads the disabled samurai-in-training of the Cockroach Ryu across the Sea of Japan to China, where they study the ways of the Shaolin monks before facing Qing-Shen, a skilled soldier seeking revenge against his former teacher, the Sensei
Monkey Fist by Sandy Fussell( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Preparing to return from China when Kyoko, a member of the Cockroach Ryu, is abducted, the Samurai Kids make a perilous journey to the Forbidden City, whre they meet the mysterious forest-dwelling Lin People and confront Sensei's old enemy, Lu-Zeng, an evil minister who is obsessed with eternal life
Lollylegs by Pamela Freeman( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 libraries worldwide
"Lollylegs, the cutest lamb in the world, is being raffled at the school fete. Laura wants to win him. But where will she get the money for the raffle tickets?"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary
Samurai kids : white crane by Sandy Fussell( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Samurai Kids is the first instalment in a unique series set in Feudal Japan about a special group of kids training in the ways of the samurai. Brief description of the story: Niya Moto is the only one-legged Samurai kid in Japan, famous for falling flat on his face in the dirt. None of the samurai schools will teach crippled Niya, until a letter of offer arrives from the legendary samurai warrior Ki-Yaga, sensei of the Cockroach Ryu. Niya joins the four other students of the Cockroach Ryu, all with barriers of some sort, and as they learn traditional samurai skills become firm friends. The students prepare for the Samurai Trainee Games. They are in awe of the powerful Dragon Ryu and feel they have no chance of winning. But Sensei knows appearance is not a measure of strength. "Cockroaches are only small, but they are very hard to kill," he teaches and the cockroaches soon discover that differences can sometimes be advantages. They end up winning the championships. The Dragon Master calls Ki-Yaga a cheat. Samurai honour demands the insult be answered by a battle to the death, but Ki-Yaga demonstrates that some old ways need to change and "words are not enough to demand a life."
Scramcat by Linda M Jennings( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and Dutch and held by 153 libraries worldwide
A scrappy street cat's life changes one day when he climbs through an open window and falls asleep in a cozy pink chair
Me and my body by Angela Wilkes( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Describes the various parts of the human body and the jobs that each part performs while also suggesting ways to care for the body and keep it well
Samurai kids : owl ninja by Sandy Fussell( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
"The second instalment in a unique series set in Feudal Japan about a special group of kids training in the ways of the samurai. Across the valley, a drum beat echoes. Thum. Thum. For ten days, this drum will call the mountain ryus to war. When it stops, the fifty year peace will be over and only the Emperor can prevent this from happening. So begins a new challenge for the samurai kids of the Cockroach Ryu. Lead by their Sensei, Ki-Yaga, the samurai kids travel west to the Emperors castle with the aim to silence the war drum and prevent their friends from becoming enemies. And with only ten days until the war begins, they must move quickly! However, on their travels, they discover a greater challenge is waiting for them when they reach the castle: long ago, the Emperor banished their Sensei from his presence and told him that he would chop off his head if he ever saw him again. Knowing the threat to their beloved teacher, they arrive at the castle, unsure of how they can convince the emperor to call off the war before he cuts off Senseis head. All seems hopeless until they join forces with the Owl Ninja clan and learn the ways of the ninja. As samurai and ninja work together, the samurai kids succeed in ending not only the conflict at home, but also the long war of mistrust between the samurai and the ninja."--Provided by publisher
Prayers for a fragile world by Carol Watson( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A collection of prayers written by children and adults focusing on environmental issues
Tickle in your tummy by Judith Elkin( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Feeling- jealous by Sally Hewitt( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Welsh and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Explores the feeling of jealousy using a story format which follows situations and experiences that are familiar to children. Includes notes for parents and teachers, discussion topics and activites. Suggested level: junior, primary
Feeling ... worried by Sally Hewitt( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Welsh and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Explores the feelings of anxiety and worry using a story format which follows situations and experiences that are familiar to children. Includes notes for parents and teachers, discussion topics and activites. Suggested level: junior, primary
Mi cuerpo y yo by Angela Wilkes( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Describes the different parts and functions of the body including muscles, bones. Also talks about the senses, and staying healthy. Includes related story and activities
Easter by Wendy Hobson( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Imran's secret by Nadya Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Imran couldn't tell his secret to anyone even when it got him into a lot of trouble at school
Old Delhi - where elephants go to school by Michael Cox( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Letters from a young boy Hari describe his daily family life living in Delhi, India. Includes facts about life and customs in India. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Chloe on the jungle gym by Saviour Pirotta( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Chloe meets a brown bear at the top of the park jungle gym and flies around the world with him to meet other bear friends in China, the Arctic, and the American West
 
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Alternative Names
Nest-James, Rhian
Nest-James, Rhian 1962-
Languages
English (56)
Welsh (2)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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