WorldCat Identities

Rice, James 1934-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 194 publications in 2 languages and 15,194 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  History  Stories in rhyme  Narrative poetry  Parodies, imitations, etc  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ8.3.R36, E
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Most widely held works by James Rice
Cajun night before Christmas by Trosclair( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A version in Cajun dialect of the famous poem, "The Night Before Christmas," set in a Louisiana bayou
Why cowboys sleep with their boots on by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hardworking cowboy who wears his clothes to bed sleeps so soundly he isn't aware how, during each night, he is losing an item of clothing
Texas night before Christmas by James Rice( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a team of recalcitrant longhorns pulling his sleigh, "Santy" pays a visit to a family on the Texas prairie, bringing gifts and Christmas cheer
The teachers' night before Christmas by Steven L Layne( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhausted from parties and pageants at school but with presents still to buy, teachers are greeted at the mall by an unexpected helper driving a flying schoolbus. This twist on the Christmas classic will delight teachers (and students) everywhere. A twist on the traditional story finds a teacher and his students coping with every conceivable crisis on the eve of Christmas. Illustrations
A leprechaun's St. Patrick's Day by Sarah Kirwan Blazek( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mischievous leprechauns plan a surprise for the St. Patrick's Day parade
La Nochebuena south of the border by James Rice( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bilingual version of "The Night before Christmas," Santa has become Papá Noel and his reindeer have been replaced with eight burros pulling a cart
Cowboy rodeo by James Rice( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the atmosphere and the events of the rodeo in its early days
Cowboy night before Christmas : formerly titled Prairie night before Christmas by James Rice( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Santa's reindeer abandon their job in the midst of a Texas storm, he enlists the help of two lonely cowpokes so that he can finish his Christmas Eve rounds
Firefighter's night before Christmas by Kimbra L Cutlip( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the style of Clement Moore's well-known poem, the firefighters from Firehouse One receive a visit from Ol' Sergeant Nick, who leaves them lots of surprises, including a shiny new pumper truck, while they are putting out a fire on Christmas Eve
An Irish night before Christmas by Sarah Kirwan Blazek( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the famous poem about a Christmas Eve visitor, set in Ireland
Cowboy alphabet by James Rice( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various aspects of western ranch life introduce the letters of the alphabet
Hillbilly night afore Christmas by Thomas Noel Turner( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation in mountain dialect of the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor
Gaston goes to Mardi Gras by James Rice( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston the alligator goes to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras and joins in the "courir du Mardi Gras", watches floats being made, participates in the Zulu parade, and sees other typical sights
Why cowboys need a brand by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy Slim Jim Watkins has everything he needs to start his own ranch--except a unique brand
Gaston, the green-nosed alligator by James Rice( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Claus moves his headquarters to the Louisiana bayou and replaces his reindeer with flying alligators
Texas alphabet by James Rice( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces words and names, from A to Z, significant to Texas history, beginning with Austin and concluding with Lorenzo De Zavala
Flags of Texas by Charles E Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Texas told through the flags that have played a part in it's past
Cajun alphabet by James Rice( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short alphabetical rhymes introduce Cajun vocabulary and Cajun culture
Gaston goes to Texas by James Rice( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston the alligator gets hurled by a Louisiana hurricane into west Texas where he becomes the first alligator cowboy
Trucker's night before Christmas by David Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this parody of the famous poem by Clement C. Moore, Santa Claus is a trucker in a red jumpsuit and cap who pays a visit to those at the Midway truck stop on Christmas Eve
 
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Why cowboys sleep with their boots on
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Rice, James

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Why cowboys sleep with their boots onTexas night before ChristmasThe teachers' night before ChristmasA leprechaun's St. Patrick's DayLa Nochebuena south of the borderCowboy rodeoCowboy night before Christmas : formerly titled Prairie night before ChristmasFirefighter's night before Christmas