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Samurai Kids Book 6: Golden Bat

By Sandy Fussell
Illustrated by Rhian Nest James

The sixth instalment in a unique series about a special group of kids training in the ways of the samurai.

The Little Cockroaches are stuck on Cheju Island until they fulfil a promise made to the famous Chinese pirate captain, Dreaded Oong. The Daejeong County magistrate has kidnapped Dreaded Oong s nephew and Sensei and his students must convince the power-hungry magistrate to release the boy. But when Sensei is badly injured, everything changes including Sensei s agile mind. Can the samurai kids continue the journey and help Sensei?

  • Action packed adventure series will appeal to both boys and girls
  • Another book featuring the unique voice of Sandy Fussell and the beautiful artwork of Rhian Nest James
  • An historically accurate depiction of Feudal Japan

About the author

Sandy Fussell lives on the NSW South Coast with her husband and two sons. She studied mathematics at university, is intensely interested in history, and now works in IT. She is afraid of bears, volcanoes and samurai swords and has written a book about each one of them. Her series Samurai Kids has been hugely successful: Book 1, White Crane, won an IBBY 2011 Outstanding Book for Children with Disabilities and has been listed for awards in the US, UK, Japan and China. Book 3, Shaolin Tiger, and Book 5, Fire Lizard, were Notable Books in the Younger Readers Category in the Children s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards. Shaolin Tiger was also short-listed in the Speech Pathology Awards - Upper Primary Category, 2010. Polar Boy, Sandy s first stand-alone novel, was short-listed in 2009 for the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers, and her second stand-alone novel, Jaguar Warrior, was a CBCA Notable in 2011. For further information please visit her website:

About the illustrator

Rhian Nest James has been working as a freelance illustrator for many years after graduating from Exeter College of Art with an Honours Degree in Illustration. She has produced illustrations for a wide variety of publishers and organisations but her speciality is children s books having illustrated over 60 children s books and contributed illustrations to many more. Rhian moved to Sydney from her native Wales in 2002 and she continues to illustrate for others and work on her own projects. She has also illustrated the award-winning fiction title Toppling written by Sally Murphy and has illustrated Lollylegs by Pamela Freeman due for release in March 2011.

ISBN: 9781921529474
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Dimensions: 130 x 199mm, 0pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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