The series Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners is composed of 50 books, divided into three subseries, namely folktales, literary stories and historical stories, corresponding to Levels 1-3 respectively.
The Flaming Mountains tells how Monkey King borrowed the Plantain Fan three times to climb the Flaming Mountains.
Xuanzang and his three disciples were blocked by the Flaming Mountains stretching for 800 li miles. Monkey King went to borrow the Plantain Fan from the Princess Iron Fan, but met with a refusal. Monkey King finally put out the fire after he defeated Bull Demon King and borrowed the Fan.
They met with King Yellow Brow and were all arrested by him in the Lesser Thunder Monastery. Although Monkey King ran away, he couldn't conquer the demon king. At last, Maitreya came and subdued the demon.
In Bhiksuland, Monkey King defeated the White Deer Demon and saved the children of the city.