[box style=”info”]Bologna, Italy, April 2016[/box]
Royal Collins announced the first English children book, The Monkey King had received widely attention at 2016 Bologna Children’s Book Fair which is the biggest children’s book show in the world.
Journey to the West is a classic Chinese mythological novel. It was written during the Ming Dynasty based on traditional folktales. Consisting of 100 chapters, this fantasy relates the adventures of a Tang Dynasty (618-907) priest Sanzang and his three disciples, Monkey, Pig and Friar Sand, as they travel west in search of Buddhist Sutra. The first seven chapters recount the birth of the Monkey King and his rebellion against Heaven. Then in chapters eight to twelve, we learn how Sanzang was born and why he is searching for the scriptures, as well as his preparations for the journey. The rest of the story describes how they vanquish demons and monsters, tramp over the Fiery Mountain, cross the Milky Way, and after overcoming many dangers, finally arrive at their destination – the Thunder Monastery in the Western Heaven – and find the Sutra.
The Monkey King is based on the first nine chapters of Journey to the West. Because the story of Monkey King is very similar to India Lord Hanuman, the Indian edition of the Monkey King has received wide attention in New Delhi World Book Fair in this January. Mr. Sharma, the Chairman of National Book Trust loved this book very much. As the highest official of India publishing industry, he had highly praised the publication of the Monkey King. As a part of honor guest country program, Royal Collins had held a successful book launch with Zhejiang Publishing United Group in 2016 New Delhi World Book Fair. Chinese Embassy and Indian publishing industry both paid more attention to this picture book.
We do believe the beautiful story can move the world. As we had discussed with the publishers from America, Ukraine, Finland, Indonesia, UAE, Czech, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Cyprus and Russia in Bologna, Royal Collins would like to publish a series of hero in children books. The Monkey King is the first book of this hero series. Royal Collins hopes the stories of heroes from Silk Road country can help the kids to better understand the different country’s history and culture.
[box style=”info”]About Royal Collins[/box]
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