Journey to the West is one of the greatest treats in Chinese literature. A fantastic tale of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang as he travels west in search of Buddhist sutras with his three disciples, it has entertained readers for more than four centuries with the trials and tribulations strewn on the pilgrims?? path. Readers, young and old, have loved the central character the Monkey King for his mischief and magical powers. This compact classic relates how Sun Wukong comes into existence in the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, and how he acquires magical powers and uses them for mischief before putting them to good use at the service of Xuanzang who heads west to gather scriptures as instructed by the Tang emperor. Along the way, Xuanzang and company have to contend with the diabolical White Bone Spirit, the menacing Red Child and his fearsome parents, and a host of other spirits with nothing but evil on their mind. Witness Sun Wukong??s raw bravura as he takes them on by using his Fiery Eyes, Golden Cudgel, Sorsault Cloud and quick wits to good effect! Featuring lovable illustrations, rib-tickling twists and a galloping plot, this volume promises to leave you breathless with exhilaration.