Bridge of Birds: A Novel of An Ancient China That Never Was, by Barry Hughart, copyright 1984; A Del Rey Book, published by Ballantine Books; First Ballantine Books Edition: May 1985; Fourth Printing: December 1988. A delightful fantasy detective story.
Mighty Joe Young, 1949. Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, writing by Merian C. Cooper and Ruth Rose, special effects by Ray Harryhausen and others. I scanned this quickly. Entertaining, as movies from that era go, and the stop-motion animation is good, as one would expect.