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7+years

Kai and the Monkey King

Author and illustrator: Joe Todd-Stanton

When Kai seeks out adventure and excitement, she meets the Monkey King who may cause more mischief than anticipated! With beautiful illustrations that draw on Chinese mythology, Joe Todd-Stanton brings this story to life and embraces the idea of perception versus reality.

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  • 2018 Waterstones Children's Book Prize
  • Longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
  • East and Southeast Asian representation
  • Single parent
  • Challenges gender stereotypes
  • Female lead