"A wonderfully entertaining book..The exotic loveliness of the Yunnan landscape comes through very clearly in the details of clear waters sunlit hillsides, bamboos and banyans and eucalyptus. Universal folklore motifs abound, but are given new twists of imagination and wit. There are moments of great beauty, others of earthy comedy, others of considerable pathos."
"The translation is outstanding. I know of no translation of Chinese folk literature that can rival it."
-David Knechtges, , editor and translator of Wen Xuan, or Selections from Refined Literature