The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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On the surface Antoine de Saint Exupéry has written a simple children's' story. If you allow yourself to put aside the adult in you and let yourself return to the innocence of a child you will realize that this book is as profound as any philosophy or theology devised by man.
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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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Reviewed by michelewln on May 04 2012

On the surface Antoine de Saint Exupéry has written a simple children's' story. If you allow yourself to put aside the adult in you and let yourself return to the innocence of a child you will realize that this book is as profound as any philosophy or theology devised by man.

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