New York: Random House, Pantheon, 1977, 1st printing; re paper boards blind-stamped with monkey, about 14 full page illustrations in tones of sepia; black spine decorated endpapers in sepia tones, in matte jacket with the warrior Monkey leaping through the blue sky, 8vo; 114 pp. Juvenile hardback.
An enchanting retelling of a portion of a 16th c Chinese folk novel, nicely produced, which follows the adventures of a mischievous monkey. Fun and energetic, this children's version is always a fool-proof read aloud. The first book of the author, who lived for several years in Asia and has been involved in research, as the founder of the Asian-American Forum among other activities.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Near Fine jacket; no names, tight and straight, lightly foxed top edge; in clean, crisp, jacket; unclipped 5.95. Item #12855