The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, 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 edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry's original artwork. Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored original art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

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


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, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Self Help, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Yahoo! Voices

First off, the little prince is unsatisfied with any of the sheep drawings the narrator gives him, and he settles on the drawing of a box, picturing the perfect sheep inside.

Jun 18 2009 | Read Full Review of The Little Prince

Gather Books

Many of you may not speak French, but if you do I would strongly encourage you to read it in its original french context because it is an amazing revelation to read.

May 26 2008 | Read Full Review of The Little Prince

Common Sense Media

If students can’t go on field trips, why don’t we bring the field trips to them?.

Dec 04 2013 | Read Full Review of The Little Prince

South China Morning Post

This slow burner is a labour of love, full of care and craftsmanship, that your own Little Prince (or Princess) will warm to, even if it lacks the high-intensity pacing of a Pixar or DreamWorks film.

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Sarah Reads Too Much

Somehow I never came across this as a child but I've marked it as one I'd like to read nowadays.

Apr 30 2014 | Read Full Review of The Little Prince

Asterix was a huge part of Flavorpill’s childhood, and the books are also those rarest of things — children’s books that adults can also enjoy.

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World's Strongest Librarian

I received my first book review in April from Midwest Book Review and it is on Amazon under my books information.

May 08 2010 | Read Full Review of The Little Prince

Reading to Know

Love this:"As I was reading the book I suspected that the planets each represented something but frankly I couldn't imagine what and I wasn't sure that I necessarily cared."I had mixed feelings about the book too.

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Reading to Know

I will say that a few years ago I read a biography of Antoine de st Exupery that did change how I felt about the book as a whole, but I still think that he really captures the essence of the way I view friendships.

Jun 15 2015 | Read Full Review of The Little Prince

The Little Prince Book Review Summary ... Antoine de Saint-Exupery tells a lovely story about a downed pilot, who, lost in a desert while trying to fix his plane , ...

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Brain Pickings

I’ve previously said that my first month of watching TED talks in 2006 gave me more — more insight, more knowledge, more inspiration, more creative restlessness to do something with my life — than four years of “Ivy League education” combined, and I’ll say it again.

Jul 04 2011 | Read Full Review of The Little Prince

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