The Little Prince Graphic Novel by Gervasio Goris & Jasmine Estrada

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For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince has captured the hearts and minds of its readers. The whimsical story with a fairy tale touch has sold over 80 million copies in 230 languages. This exciting graphic adaptation features beautiful, new artwork by Joann Sfar. Hand-chosen by Saint-Exupéry's French publishers for his literary style and sensitivity to the original, Sfar has endeavored to recreate this beloved story, both honoring the original and stretching it to new heights. A vibrant, visual gift for longtime fans and those experiencing the story for the first time.
 

About Gervasio Goris & Jasmine Estrada

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Joann Sfar is a French comic artist and author of The Rabbi's Cat, Little Vampire Goes to School (a New York Times best-seller), and the Eisner Award-winning Little Vampire Does Kung Fu! He was awarded the Rene Goscinny Award for young comics in 1998 and has continued to garner international critical praise. He was most recently nominated for a 2007 Ignatz Award for Best Series. His original French edition of The Little Prince graphic novel was released in 2007.
 
Published October 18, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 112 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books. Fiction

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A prolific comic-book artist tackles the beloved standard of French children's literature in graphic form with middling results.

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The New York Times

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Sfar transforms Saint-Exupéry’s voice — still a bit stuffy for kids, a bit snide for adults — into a living person, who dearly loves his Little Prince.

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Publishers Weekly

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This unabridged edition of the classic story about the prince from a tiny planet “hardly bigger than a house” integrates the original illustrations into pop-ups, wheels, and flaps.

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Publishers Weekly

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Sfar depicts a very authentic-looking, middle-aged Saint-Exupéry—briefly chided in the book's text for smoking "in a book for young people"—as the book's protagonist, the title character's interlocutor, and the person drawing the elephant-inside-the-boa-constrictor in his notepad.

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Publishers Weekly

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Many old friends revisit readers in handsome new volumes.

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Publishers Weekly

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As the pilot whose plane has crashed in the Sahara, Gere plays it low-key, creating a perfect partner for Osment's interplanetary-traveling, wise-beyond-his-years prince.

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Publishers Weekly

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I Am the Little Prince/Je Suis le Petit Prince unfolds with one line of English and its French translation per page, laying the groundwork for the novel from which they were sprung (""I live on a small planet"";

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Wired

These are, without a doubt, the best Prince videos available on YouTube bit.ly/22UGbI7.

Nov 09 2010 | Read Full Review of The Little Prince Graphic Novel

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Early on, the pilot attempts to draw the prince but fails, and the end panel of the sequence, where the prince curls up in the pilot’s arms, is adorable and comforting.

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