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The Monkey King

Young Reading Series 1
The Monkey King

  • A re-telling of the traditional Chinese fable for children just beginning to read.
  • When the Monkey King angers the Emperor of Heaven, he is set a task by Buddha to determine whether he is to be punished or not. Will he pass or will he fail?
  • Featuring the charismatic illustrations of Germano Ovani.
  • Usborne Young Reading has been developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 5+

Lexile Measure: 610L

Book Band: 8 - Purple

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £4.99
ISBN: 9780746077641
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Rosie Dickins

Illustrator: Germano Ovani


  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.