||The Monkey King
||Retold by Rosemary Border
|| 0 19 597146 9
||Getting along with others
Cultures of the world
Home and neighbourhood
A magic stone cracks open like an egg.
Monkey jumps out! He is not afraid of anyone or anything.
Monkey is the superhero. Monkey is magic.
Monkey does many exciting things. He fights demons.
He learns to jump high in the sky. He jumps over rivers
and mountains. He rides on clouds. He even lives underwater
like a fish! But Monkey wants more. He wants to live
with the gods. He doesn't want to die. He wants to live
In this book, you will read about Monkey's adventures.
You will meet the interesting people in his story. You
will find out if Monkey really gets what he wants!
Wu Cheng'en wrote down the story of
Monkey in the sixteenth century. But the story is much
older. People in China told this story to each other
for hundreds of years. Monkey's Chinese name is Sun
Wukong. In the early twentieth century, Arthur Waley
wrote the story into English. He introduced Monkey to
the rest of the world.
If you enjoyed this book, you may also
Folk Tales from Around the
Heroes and Heroines,
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,
The Wizard of Oz,