Graphic Novel launch for Monkey King and the World of Myths by Maple Lam

Book Launch with Maple Lam for Monkey King and the World of Myths. Sunday, April 7th at 2 pm. Best for ages 8+. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Explore the legend of the Monkey King through a graphic novel!

Go on a silly and epic adventure in the start of a new graphic novel series with Monkey King and the World of Myths: The Monster and the Maze. Local creator Maple Lam is launching her debut graphic novel with Once Upon A Time and will share a part of the story with the audience, answer any questions, and then sign books. Best for ages 8+. 

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About Monkey King and the World of Myths:

Monkey King and the World of Myths book cover. In the center is the Monkey King welding a staff and riding a three headed dog through a meadow. Behind him is a stone palace on the hill as well as a golden palace in the clouds.

Percy Jackson meets Dragonball in the first book of this adorable, funny, and action-packed graphic novel series! Follow along as the legendary Monkey King tries to save the world from a mysterious new threat--and smashes his way through the world of ancient Greek mythology in the process!

A long-forgotten evil has reemerged, determined to transform everyone--humans, beasts, and gods alike--into monsters. And there's only one being who can stop it, or at least that's what he thinks. Sun Wukong, aka the Monkey King, is said to be the mightiest of all beasts, and he's made a deal with the gods. They will grant him his greatest wish and make him a god too. All he has to do is battle these monsters, defeat this evil, and basically save the world. What could possibly go wrong? 

Wukong must first journey to Greece, where he'll have to figure out how to escape the underworld alive, be a good pet-sitter for a three-headed dog, and ultimately find his way through a labyrinth. But when he comes face-to-face with the Minotaur, will he have what it takes to slay the monster . . . or will the Monkey King's story end up a Greek tragedy?

About the author-illustrator:

Maple Lam author photo. An Asian woman with short straight black hair smiling directly at the camera. She is wearing a light colored shirt and pants and is standing outside.

Maple Lam is an author-illustrator originally from Hong Kong and now based in Los Angeles, California. Her previous books include the picture books Dim Sum, Here We Come! and My Little Sister and Me. She has also illustrated numerous books for other authors including What Can You Do With a Toolbox? by HGTV personalities The Cousins. Monkey King and the World of Myths is her debut graphic novel series. Visit her at

Photo credit: Karen Chan


Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
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