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The Year of the Monkey:
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac


Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Kenji Ono


$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-118-0, 9.5 x 10


"Favorite Chinese New Year Books for Kids: a planned 12-book series that introduces children to the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Oliver Chin introduces young readers to the characteristics of each zodiac animal through lively stories accompanied by exuberant illustrations." - China Sprout

San Francisco, California- January 1, 2065
- Immedium announces the publication of The Year of the Monkey: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by professional animator Kenji Ono/a>. This is the eleventh story in Immedium's popular children's picture book series on the twelve charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. The adventures of the inventive monkey Max will amuse children and adults alike.

2016 is
The Year of the Monkey! Max is the son of the famous Monkey King and Queen. Now starting school, he befriends the boy Kai and learns a new sport. But when his parents tell him of their great expectations, does Max have what it takes to fly sky high?

This latest adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac follows:
  • The Year of the Sheep (2015)
  • The Year of the Horse (2014)
  • The Year of the Snake (2013)
  • The Year of the Dragon (2012)
  • The Year of the Rabbit (2011)
  • The Year of the Tiger (2010)
  • The Year of the Ox (2009)
  • The Year of the Rat (2008)
  • The Year of the Pig (2007)
  • The Year of the Dog (2006)

  • Each book features a unique cast of a dozen creatures. In the Chinese lunar calendar, every year is represented by a special animal. Each creature symbolizes unique qualities and has a personality that people identify with.

    With expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Kenji Ono creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. He contributed to popular animated TV series such as Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender and Fox's Family Guy and The Simpsons. Now readers everywhere can welcome 2016 with the entertaining adventures of The Year of the Monkey!



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    About Immedium


    Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.




    About the Authors




    Zhi Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, and the children's books Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, The Adventures of WonderBaby, and other books. His family lives in San Francisco, CA.

    Kenji Ono is a story artist at DreamWorks Feature Animation. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has contributed to popular TV series such as Family Guy, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Simpsons. His family lives in Southern California.



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    Reviews of Tales from the Chinese Zodiac


    "This bright and playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to children everywhere...The Year of the Rabbit is a timely way for the youngest readers to get acquainted with this aspect of Chinese tradition." - Paper Tigers

    "Move over Bugs Bunny...Chin continues to creatively reveal the virtues of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac through his series." - Book Dads

    "Top 10: Best Chinese New Year Books for Kids (ages 2-12): The Year of the Tiger"
    - Pragmatic Mom