Samurai Kids 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.

Dreaded Oong, the feared pirate captain, is holding Mikko hostage. To save him, the Little Cockroaches must deliver the pirate’s nephew, Yuri. This is no easy task! Yuri has been kidnapped by a corrupt magistrate. With only eight days to complete the mission, and no idea where to start looking, the samurai kids are more than worried. They are desperate. Will they be able to deliver Yuri in time? What will happen if they don't?

  • An historically accurate depiction of Feudal Japan
  • A celebration of difference
  • Action packed adventure series will appeal to both boys and girls

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. Her series, Samurai Kids has been hugely successful with Book 3, Shaolin Tiger named as a Notable Book, Younger Readers Category in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010 as well as being short-listed in the Speech Pathology Awards – Upper Primary Category, 2010. Polar Boy, her first stand-alone novel was short-listed in 2009 for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers, and her second stand-alone novel, Jaguar Warrior was released in March 2010. 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
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2011
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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