Monkey: The Classic Chinese Adventure Tale [NOOK Book]

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Monkey: The Classic Chinese Adventure Tale is inspired by Chinese folktales and legends about Monkey, King of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, Great Sage Equal to Heaven. But his friends just call him Monkey! Hilariously mischievous and full of energy, Monkey has uniquely amazing magical powers.

Long ago, the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the Heavens, was so unhappy that China was in great turmoil that he even considered destroying its people....
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Monkey: The Classic Chinese Adventure Tale

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Overview


Monkey: The Classic Chinese Adventure Tale is inspired by Chinese folktales and legends about Monkey, King of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, Great Sage Equal to Heaven. But his friends just call him Monkey! Hilariously mischievous and full of energy, Monkey has uniquely amazing magical powers.

Long ago, the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the Heavens, was so unhappy that China was in great turmoil that he even considered destroying its people. The Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin, suggested another way—find Lord Buddha's scriptures in India and bring them back to China—this would help the Chinese to become peaceful and kind. This tale is about the beginnings of this epic journey, and how Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy join this quest.
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Children's Literature
The Monkey King is an important character in many legends from Asia, including this version from China. When released from imprisonment by the Great Scripture Seeker, Tripitaka, mischievous magical Monkey joins him in his quest. Tripitaka has been sent by the Jade Emperor, Ruler of the Heavens, to find the scriptures written by Buddha that are somewhere in India and which will bring a peaceful end to the terrible turmoil in China. On their way they ward off many attacks and are joined by two other characters to help them in their quest. We leave them with many adventures ahead. Complex scenes rendered in tints of grainy colors demand careful attention. They fill the spreads, leaving spaces here and there for the abundant text. Costumes are flamboyant, gestures exaggerated, and the settings exotic; the illustrations create considerable excitement despite the lack of strong color contrasts. Monkey is portrayed as an appealing imp ready for further adventures from the jacket/cover on. A brief note offers introductory information. 2005, Tuttle Publishing/Periplus Editions, Ages 4 to 8.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462908202
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,209,033
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Author

David Seow was born and raised in Singapore. He studied at Anglo-Chinese School, Oregon Episcopal School and subsequently the University of Portland, Oregon. He is the author of 23 well-received children's books, including The Littlest Emperor.

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