Once upon a time in ancient China, a rock explodes and a hero is born. But not just any hero. Monkey is clever, courageous, and mischievous and his magic powers get him in and out of trouble with the Dragon King and Jade Emperor until the day Buddha finally punishes him.Once upon a time in ancient China, a rock explodes and a hero is born. But not just any hero. Monkey is clever, courageous, and mischievous and his magic powers get him in and out of trouble with the Dragon King and Jade Emperor until the day Buddha finally punishes him.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. This rare, beautiful, HARDBACK, Harper Collins, London, 2001, has a mint, unclipped dust jacket that is now protected in an extra, bespoke, clear acid-free slipcover. The cover is glossy pictorial boards. The book size is 10" w x 11" h with 30 pristine pages on high quality paper. There is a wonderful double fold-out of the giant. The collages are created with handmade papers of silk and printed papers. A real collector's gem! ISBN 0060279192. "From a fantastic explosion is born the legendary MONKEY KING … . the clever and courageous hero of one of the best-known stories from China. Ambitious Monkey travels to Square Inch Mountain, where he trains with Master Puti to perfect the art of turning cloud somersaults, riding the wind, changing shape, and disappearing in the blink of an eye. Then Monkey eagerly shows off his magic skills by tricking Dragon King and battling Jade Emperor. Monkey is so arrogant, he even gets into trouble with Buddha himself. Caldecott Award, winning author-illustrator, Ed Young has, created colourful and lively collages and specially designed two fold-out pages to animate the story of MONKEY KING and his acrobatics, high-spirited adventures. This unprecedented picture-book adaptation introduces just the beginning of the classic epic JOURNEY TO THE WEST, about the mission to bring Buddhist scriptures to China. Monkey is only one of its many characters, but he is undeniably the most beloved of them all. ED YOUNG has illustrated over seventy books for children, fifteen of which he has written. A two-time Hans Christian Anderson Medal winner nominee. He is the 1990 CALDERCOTT MEDAL winner and two CALDERCOTT HONOR BOOK awards." ( flyleaf )
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