I’ve got kids in a Mandarin immersion program and they said this was at about a 5th of 6th grade level for them. I liked a lot that the English was not on the same page as the characters – too many books do that and then the kids don’t read the Chinese. Seeing as many MI programs have the kids learn the Monkey King stories, it’s nice to have a version in Chinese that’s readable for MI students. Too many of the versions out there, especially the picture books, are meant for native Chinese speakers and presume a much higher level of literacy than students in the US could have. This really hits a nice sweet spot for middle school kids in MI programs.
5-Star review on Amazon.com by Elizabeth Weise, for Rise of the Monkey King