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James, Rhian Nest 1962-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 3,825 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Adventure stories  History  Stories in rhyme  Pictorial works  Novels in verse  War stories 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.F96669, [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 )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 584 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 )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 559 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 )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 458 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 299 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
Monkey Fist by Sandy Fussell( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 259 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, where 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
Me and my body by Angela Wilkes( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 223 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
Scramcat by Linda M Jennings( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and Dutch and held by 161 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
Samurai kids : white crane by Sandy Fussell( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 157 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."
Lollylegs by Pamela Freeman( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 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 : owl ninja by Sandy Fussell( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 116 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
Fire lizard by Sandy Fussell( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Tickle in your tummy by Judith Elkin( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Red fox by Sandy Fussell( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Old Delhi - where elephants go to school by Michael Cox( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 50 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
John and Dom by Sally Murphy( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
John considers himself the ordinary one in his group of friends; clever, cool Dom is his best friend and together they make fun of the school bully. But when Dom falls sick with cancer, John's world falls apart. He and his friends are confused and angry. Eventually, though, they find ways to talk to Dom, and use humour to say the things that adults can't; they even find support and understanding from an unlikely source - the school bully
Esther and the baby baboon by Susan Gates( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Late again, Mai Ling? by Wendy Body( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Nama's hats by Cynthia Rider( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Sydney - where biscuits go surfing! by Michael Cox( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
 
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Nest-James, Rhian
Nest-James, Rhian 1962-
Languages
English (60)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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