The Magical Monkey King by Ji-li Jiang
Mischief in Heaven

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Every child in China grows up listening to stories of the irrepressible Monkey King. Smart, brave, powerful, and most of all mischievous, Monkey King finds himself in the midst of adventure at every turn. Join Monkey as he wins his title as King of the Monkeys, studies with a great sage to learn the secrets of immortality, and even takes on the job as a royal gardener in the Kingdom of Heaven. With Monkey, be prepared for surprises!

Red Scarf Girl author Ji-Li Jiang’s retelling of these stories about the legendary Monkey King are accompanied by brand-new illustrations by Youshan Tang, using Chinese brush painting and pen drawings.


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Ji-li Jiang was born in Shanghai, China, in 1954. She graduated from Shanghai Teachers' College and Shanghai University and was a science teacher before she came to the United States in 1984. After her graduation from the University of Hawaii, Ms. Jiang worked as an operations analyst for a hotel chain in Hawaii, then as budget director for a health-care company in Chicago. In 1992 she started her own company, East West Exchange, to promote cultural exchange between Western countries and China.
Published March 1, 2004 by Shen's Books. 124 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Born in spectacular fashion atop the Mountain of Flowers and Fruits, Stone Monkey opens his eyes, laughs, then goes on to become a monkey king, learn magical abilities from a Sage, repeatedly make a nuisance of himself in Heaven, and defeat both a demon and a Heavenly army in battle.

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