Monkey King Wreaks Havoc in Heaven is based on the award-winning 85-minute-long animation film with the same title, Chinese DVD: Monkey King Wreaks Havoc in Heaven (Collector's Edition).
Monkey King, also known as Sun Wukong, is a main character in the classical Chinese epic novel Journey to the West. As the real hero of this novel, this resourceful, brave and humorous Monkey King has been loved for four hundred years by Chinese children and adults alike.
In Monkey King Wreaks Havoc in Heaven, our show-off hero is determined to prove to the Emperor of Heaven that he is more than a Protector of the Horses to watch over the stables, which was the lowest job in heaven.
The Heavens' initial attempt at subduing the Monkey King was unsuccessful, so they were forced to recognize him as the "Great Sage, Equal of Heaven"; however, they tried again to put him off as the guardian of Heavenly Garden.
When he found that he was excluded from a royal banquet that included every other important god and goddess, Sun Wukong's indignation again turned to open defiance.
Epic battles are fought, and eventually all the lords and ladies of Heaven must run for cover as Monkey King runs amok. With all of their options exhausted, the Emperor of Heaven and the authorities of Heaven appealed to the supreme Buddha, who is the only one capable of reigning in the rampaging simian.
The carefully composed illustrations, coupled with superb book design, make the book appropriately childlike and whimsical, and open this classic tale to new interpretations. Thoughtful students of Chinese folktale will welcome this astonishingly artful edition.
The 233-page book comes with English texts, a great adventure book designed especially for English-speaking readers. The high-quality print is nicely produced to capture the vivid color and exceptional detail of the original artwork.