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At 11-years-old, Malao is the youngest of the Five Ancestors. Master of the monkey fighting style, he's curious and quick, fast and fun-loving. But now, with the destruction of the temple and the deaths of his older brothers and Grandmaster, Malao the fun-loving monkey is forced to face things he'd rather not. As he grapples with these new and unwelcome feelings Malao has an encounter with a dangerous band of bandits, is adopted by a troop of monkeys commanded by a one-eyed albino, and hears tantalizing rumors of a mysterious recluse called the Monkey King, who is said to act, and look, a lot like him.
Don't miss the rest of The Five Ancestors series.
©2005 Jeff Stone (P)2005 Listening Library

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"Quite a page-turner." (School Library Journal)

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greatly series for all ages

Great story line. makes you want the next book to continue. each book reviews what has happened from the perspective of the new character then conquer the story

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amazing book

very engaging and kept me I interested (hard to put down) so overall loved it

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  • Melise
  • Altadena, CA, USA
  • 03-19-08

Good for kids, not so good for adults

My sons (9 and 11) loved this entire series. However, I found that the stories were not as exciting, nor as well-written as they could have been. I frequently found that my mind would wander as I was listening to them, and that I would lose the thread of the story just because the language wasn't all that interesting, nor were the twists and turns of the story particularly surprising or exciting.

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