The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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13 Critic Reviews

It is the tale of the tiny creature who came to Saint-Exupery when he was stranded in the Sahara, who told him the saga of his exotic travels in search of truth, when he left his own tiny asteroid...I've seen only a few of the pictures...They are being printed in color -- and the text simultaneously, in French and English.
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Synopsis

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's new translation of the beloved classic--published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's birth--beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this new edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry's original artwork. Harcourt is proud to introduce the definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince. It will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories)

Note: So that ebook readers can experience this highly illustrated book in its original layout, this ebook is provided in a fixed format (text is not resizable or reflowable).
 

About Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean. Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and Trappings. He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.
 
Published June 29, 2000 by Mariner Books. 98 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Romance, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Horror, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Jun 18 2013

It is the tale of the tiny creature who came to Saint-Exupery when he was stranded in the Sahara, who told him the saga of his exotic travels in search of truth, when he left his own tiny asteroid...I've seen only a few of the pictures...They are being printed in color -- and the text simultaneously, in French and English.

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Reviewed by The Theory on Feb 26 2003

As much as a charming science fiction tale, it’s a study in how humans think and react. Simple drawings accompany and enhance the story. Reading this book causes you to see and react in ways you prevously wouldn’t have.

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Reviewed by The Theory on Feb 26 2003

I identify with the book and can see everything through The Prince’s eyes. Each pain and heartache is mine, also. Every joy is a reason for me to grin broader...Simple drawings accompany and enhance the story. Reading this book causes you to see and react in ways you prevously wouldn’t have.

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Gather Books

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on Mar 30 2007

I hope you will enjoy this and get as much meaning out of this as I did. I find it to be touching and insightful and teaches us all a lesson about life and what our responsibilities are as people.

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Reviewed by Floresiensis on Jan 28 2014

It is a complex story containing lots of ambiguities about a child with golden hair. These are all eruditely discussed before the actual story begins...The Art of Living is discussed, along with a system of values, and the train of thought behind them is the unifying element.

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Reviewed by Sarbajaya Bhattacharya on Jan 28 2014

The Little Prince reveals new meanings with every reading, giving the novella a timeless quality. The use of simple language to portray such deep thoughts is striking. The dedication of the book sets the tone for what is to come and the end result exceeds expectations.

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Rebecca Reads

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Reviewed by Rebecca Reid on Jul 08 2008

I didn’t understand The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry at all. I guess I’m not a child...The bottom line was, I think, that adults don’t make the right priorities. I guess I also don’t make the right priorities: while I wanted to like this story of random childhood weirdness, I didn’t.

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Reviewed by Leeswammes on Jan 30 2013

The idea is cute and I remembered this as an imaginative and charming story. This time around, I found it repetitive (the prince goes to this planet, that planet) and too unbelievable...The idea is fun, but it’s too far removed from a possible reality.

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Reviewed by Matt Berman on Apr 09 2008

This most beautiful and thoughtful of children's classics really isn't for kids. It looks like a picture book, with its size, brevity, and the author's delicate watercolors, but its thoughtfulness and nostalgia for childhood appeal more to teens and adults.

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Caroline Bookbinder

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Reviewed by Carin Siegfried on May 14 2011

I am very sad to say, I just didn't get this book...Perhaps my expectations were (way, way) too high, but I found the book odd...The pictures are cute. The prince is a unique character...but unfortunately there wasn't a fun story to go along with it.

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Reviewed by readingmatters on Jan 28 2014

Here's a charming story about a little prince who falls to earth from Asteroid B-612. What kind of little prince is he...There are many ways to read this book. You can take it as a straight-forward story about a charming little prince who wants a friend, or you can think more deeply about the way the little prince chooses to live his life.

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Reviewed by Jo on Aug 28 2015

At it’s heart The Little Prince is about our responsibility to live good lives. I strongly recommend this very worthy children children’s classic to readers of all ages.

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Reviewed by candrakirana on Jun 10 2012

Although this book was published a long time ago (1943), this book couldn’t be more relevant for today’s age...It is a book that everybody should read, especially grown ups and is definitely one of the books that I will revisit time after time.

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