This story isn’t about Sun Wukong, the Monkey King—it’s about his daughter, Meilin. Only, she doesn’t know she’s the Monkey King’s daughter. In fact, she doesn’t know she’s half demon at all. As far as Meilin knows, she’s an ordinary 14 year-old high school freshman from Midland Hills, California, facing all the problems that bright young girls face at that age—flakey girlfriends, zits, too much homework, bad hair days, obnoxious boys… But all of that changes when her ancient past catches up with her…
Targeted Age Group: 8-12 & up
Author: The Monkey King’s Daughter novels/series for middle readers.
Producer/Director of Educational Media Services @ FamilyLiteracy.com, LLC
Senior Producer, Director, Editor, DP of the award-winning Words that Cook! Parenting with children’s books, television series, Winner of the International Reading Association 2005 Broadcast Media Award for Television (in the adult category).
Screenwriter: White Fang (animated film)
Writer: Bingo & Molly Show (children’s educational entertainment, The Learning Channel), a program that promoted cooperation, conflict resolution, and family values in every episode.
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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I initially wrote this book for my daughter, who, being Asian, was having a some degree of difficulty fitting into US culture and grade school. Now, a series, The Monkey King’s Daughter® novels for middle readers offer the warm coming-of-age story of a contemporary teenage girl tightly wrapped in high adventure and fantastic mythological Chinese settings. Steeped with the universal tenants of compassion, humility, loyalty, balance and honor, The Monkey King’s Daughter® delivers solid family core values and a new female hero for a multicultural world. I hope you will consider adding the books to your child’s reading list. They’re excellent for reluctant readers, too.