reviewed The Hungry Pig: A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 1200 Word Vocabulary Level (Journey…
Notes from the author December 8, 2019
Hi, as usual I’m the author of this book (along with my translator partner Xiao Hui Wang), and here’s the first review. Just breaking the ice for reader reviews!
This book continues the saga of the monk Tangseng as he journeys across China to India in search of a set of holy books. Tangseng is accompanied by the powerful but erratic monkey king Sun Wukong, but in this book we meet another disciples, the pig-man called Zhu Bajie. The story starts off with an interesting tale of how Tangseng and Sun Wukong arrive in a small village and are told that a farmer’s daughter has been imprisoned by an ugly monster, only to discover that the truth is more complicated than that. The monster of course is Zhu Bajie, who ends up joining Tangseng’s band on their westward journey, encountering adversaries along the way.
This is the 8th book in our series but only the second to use the expanded 1200 word vocabulary. It’s suitable for all ages, and is really fun to read. Hope you like it!