The Monkey King is the enigmatic hero taken from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) epic novel, journey to the West .This fundamental epic, composed of a string of fantastic tales, is rooted in a true, documented journey undertken by a 7th century Chinese monk. The monk's journey is incredible, and inspired the imagination of storytellers throughout China. In this first book of many to come in our journey to the West picture book series, the birth and beginings of the Monkey King are traced. Get ready to embark on a very special adventure. Text in English and Traditional Chinese.