Samurai Kids 4: Monkey Fist

By Sandy Fussell
Illustrated by Rhian Nest James

The fourth instalment in a unique series about a special group of kids training in the ways of the samurai. Yoshi is keeping a secret from the other samurai kids and when Kyoko is kidnapped by an evil enemy from Sensei Ki-Yaga’s past, it may prevent the

Kyoko has been kidnapped. Why would Secretary Lu Zeng, advisor to the emperor, want to kidnap a samurai kid? Sensei believes Lu Zeng has set him a challenge to settled old scores. But Niya thinks Lu Zeng’s motives are more sinister. Sensei and the Little Cockroaches must act quickly. With the help of the Lin people, they set off on a daring search-and-rescue missing. Does Lu Zeng want Kyoko for one of his experiments? Will they get to her in time?

  • An historically accurate depiction of Feudal Japan and the Forbidden City in China
  • Action packed adventure series will appeal to both boys and girls
  • Further develops the characters of the samurai kids

About the author

Sandy Fussell lives south of Sydney with her husband and two sons. She studied mathematics at university, is intensely interested in history, and now works in IT. Samurai Kids: White Crane was her first novel, with the series continuing strongly. Polar Boy was short-listed for the CBCA book of the year award, 2009. For further information please visit her website:

About the illustrator

Rhian Nest James started working as a freelance illustrator in 1987 having graduated from Exeter College of Art with an Honours Degree in Illustration in 1984. She has produced illustrations for a wide variety of publishers and organisations but her speciality is children’s book illustration. Her illustrations have appeared in poetry and nursery rhyme anthologies, folk tales and legends, contemporary and historical literature, lifestyle books, picture books, activity books and educational books. She has 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.

ISBN: 9781921150913
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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