The back of this book lists it as a juvenile book for ages 10 and up. However I’d be reluctant to give this to a child without being ready to clarify a lot of the things discussed. The book talks a lot about demons and evil spirits and magic. “We are surrounded by good and bad spirits made of qi.” “Cities are crawling with good and bad spirits…” Things are extremely simplified and some very basic things are left out. It has the potential of confusing a child and making them paranoid.
The cartoon drawings are occasionally almost directly from Calvin & Hobbes (i.e. page 80).Element Books, Boston, MA, 1998, 1-901881-35-0, 125 pages, black and white drawings, paperback, $5.95