|The Making of Monkey King
Robert Kraus & Debby Chen / Wenhai Ma for ages 5-9
Based on a sixteenth century
classicJourney to the Westhere the Monkey
sets off on a journey to find the secret of immortality.
Scholars continue to ponder the
allegorical richness of the Monkey King. His
self-awareness is symbolic of human progress and
enlightenment, while his vanity and mischievousness is
often seen as the embodiment of restless genius. Some
consider him as a rebel spirit defying the authority of
both god and man.
Today, the "Journey to the
West" remains one of the "four pillars" of
Chinese literature, and is equally well known in Japan,
Korea and Vietnam.
An excellent bilingual book for
children wanting to learn a big part of Chinese classic
legend story, "Monkey King."
Out of Print. Please do not order.