Abandoned on the steps of the Shaolin Temple and raised by Monks who study the power of animals to develop Kung Fu, Wong Long tries to fit in. Forever bested by other students, he runs away. That summer, he discovers the a small praying mantis he names “Teacher” and is inspired to create an entirely new style of self-defense. When he returns to Shaolin Temple, the young monk is redeemed, history is made, and a kung fu legend is born.
Little Monk and the Mantis is the thrilling tale of one boy’s search for self-expression, courage and the peaceful, non-violent teachings that are at the root of true martial arts.
Learn more about the creation of this book in the 3 part retrospective: Little Monk and the Mantis: a retrospective.