Classic Starts®: Monkey King

By Wu Cheng'en (Author), Anita Sheih (Abridged by), Karl James Mountford (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover



Classic Starts®: Monkey King

by Wu Cheng'en, Anita Sheih, Karl James Mountford
An illustrated chapter-book retelling of the Monkey King's adventures from Journey to the West—part of the Classic Starts series, which has cumulatively sold more than 8 million copies!  

Sun Wukong is the “Monkey King”—and he has all the power and magic to prove it! But when his mischief lands him out of favor with the heavens, he must embark on a dangerous quest to deliver Buddhist scriptures. Will Monkey be able to control his impulsive behavior and complete his journey to the West? 
This retelling is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the famous and cherished Chinese story. The book also includes discussion questions.  

Wu Cheng'en was born in the early 1500s in the Jiangsu province of China during the Ming Dynasty. Although he briefly worked as a political official, his true passion was writing poetry and stories. After writing and traveling extensively, Cheng'en died in the 1580s. He is widely considered to be the author of Journey to the West, which was published anonymously in 1592. 

Pub Date: 2/27/2024

ISBN: 9781454950967

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 160 pages, 10 b-w illus.

Trim: 5.37 x 7.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Classics

Age Range: 7 to 9

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Carton Quantity: 52

Series: Classic Starts®