WorldCat Identities

Rice, James 1934-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 228 publications in 2 languages and 14,628 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Stories in rhyme  History  Picture books  Narrative poetry  Christmas poetry  Literature  Alphabet rhymes 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ8.3.R36, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Rice
Cajun night before Christmas by Trosclair( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,424 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 )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 893 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 603 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 596 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
A leprechaun's St. Patrick's Day by Sarah Kirwan Blazek( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 580 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 )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 559 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 night before Christmas : formerly titled Prairie night before Christmas by James Rice( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 435 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
Cowboy rodeo by James Rice( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the atmosphere and the events of the rodeo in its early days
Firefighter's night before Christmas by Kimbra L Cutlip( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 410 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 )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the famous poem about a Christmas Eve visitor, set in Ireland
Gaston goes to Mardi Gras by James Rice( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 343 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
Cowboy alphabet by James Rice( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in English and held by 342 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 )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation in mountain dialect of the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor
Why cowboys need a brand by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy Slim Jim Watkins has everything he needs to start his own ranch--except a unique brand
Flags of Texas by Charles E Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 272 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
Gaston, the green-nosed alligator by James Rice( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston the alligator gets hurled by a Louisiana hurricane into west Texas where he becomes the first alligator cowboy
Vaqueros by James Rice( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the cowboy in America from the time the Spanish brought cattle to the New World in the 1500s through the Civil War. A cute chihuahua named Chi Chi assists in presenting the tale of the South American cowboys, the vaqueros, in both Spanish and English. The vaqueros' history begins with the arrival of the explorers and their cattle in the 1500s. The explorers' cattle often strayed away and multiplied, which allowed the rich charros to claim them as their own. These charros hired vaqueros to drive their cattle from horseback, and the vaqueros soon became a highly skilled group with their own culture, techniques, and equipment Chapaderos and special roping techniques quickly became trademarks of the vaqueros. English and Spanish text, presented side by side, accompanies the colorful illustrations. Children will not only learn about history, but will also have fun improving their bilingual skills with this lively look at the vaqueros
 
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Why cowboys sleep with their boots on
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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 night before Christmas : formerly titled Prairie night before ChristmasCowboy rodeoFirefighter's night before Christmas
Alternative Names
Rice, James

Languages
English (118)

Spanish (2)