"The translation is very accessible, with notes and a glossary, and is suitable as a text for courses on Chinese religion and popular literature."
"The literary merits of both precious scrolls are recognizable in the high scholarly translations. . . . One can recommend Grant and Idema's book to students of Chinese religion, literature, anthropology, and social history, as well as of those of whole East Asian region."
-Rostislav Berezkin, Asian Ethnology 71.1, 2012
"The translators' well-written, informative introduction provides a host of insights and useful information about the stories; the translations are faithful to the original texts and easy to read. A good resource for those interested in traditional literature or popular religion in China. Summing Up: Recommended."
-Choice, April 2012