Buy New
$8.82
Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.27
  • Save: $20.45 (70%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Monkey King 1: Birth of the Stone Monkey Library Binding – September 1, 2012


Amazon Price New from Used from
Library Binding, September 1, 2012
"Please retry"
$8.82
$8.82 $8.16

100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime



Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 840L (What's this?)
  • Series: Monkey King (Book 1)
  • Library Binding: 172 pages
  • Publisher: J R Comics (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8994208690
  • ISBN-13: 978-8994208695
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,993,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alt on September 27, 2012
A rock at the top of Spring Mountain, having absorbed all the energy of heaven and earth, gives birth to a stone monkey. Spring Mountain is sort of a monkey paradise. The other monkeys think the stone monkey is pretty cool. They give him food and adopt him as one of their own. Pursuing an ancient legend, the stone monkey discovers a hidden treasure-filled shelter where all the monkeys can live. He becomes king of the monkeys and rules benignly, presiding over monkey parties for the next two hundred years. When an old monkey dies, the stone monkey begins a search for the secret of eternal life. He becomes a disciple of Master Puti, who christens him Sun Wu Kong. Kong learns a good bit of wizardry while remaining an impetuous monkey. When he returns home after years of training, he finds that Spring Mountain has been seized by the Evil King. What will Sun Wu Kong do?

The Monkey King series retells an ancient Chinese legend so of course it teaches lessons, the greatest of which is: Don't be a bad monkey! In other words, don't be prideful and boastful, and don't use your magic powers to cheese off the rulers of the other realms. Whether the stone monkey will ever learn these lessons is doubtful, nor is it clear that he needs to, given his unique status as a being created from energy. Talk about a force of nature! Volume 1 ends with a cliffhanger, so readers will need to wait for volume 2 to discover whether the stone monkey can be defeated, or at least humbled.

The writing style is crisp. Humor pervades the story (as you might expect in a story about monkeys). The art is perfect for the story. Sometimes the art looks like it early computer graphics, in a time when too few pixels produced fuzzy images. Other times it is sharp and clear.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search