This book contains the full text of the 25th, 26th and 27th stories in our Journey to the West series for people learning to read Chinese. The three stories told here are unchanged from the three original books except for minor editing and reformatting.
In Great Peng and His Brothers, the travelers arrive at a tall mountain and must confront three powerful demons: a blue-haired lion, an old yellow-tusked elephant, and a huge terrifying bird. In The Thousand Children, the king of Boytown has locked a thousand little boys in cages in front of their homes. Sun Wukong must defeat a demon masquerading as a Daoist master, release the king from a spell, and save the children. And in The Monk and the Mouse, Tangseng saves a lovely young woman in the forest, only to learn that she is a mouse demon intent on marrying him. His disciples just manage to save him, with unexpected help from one of Sun Wukong’s old adversaries.
These three stories are written in Simplified Chinese and use a total of 1344 different Chinese words. Each page of Chinese has a facing page of pinyin. The book includes a full English translation and glossary. Free audio versions of the three stories are available for free on YouTube’s Imagin8 Press channel and on our website, www.imagin8press.com.