The Little Prince

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Harcourt, Jan 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 83 pages
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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).

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Charming, with pretty pictures! - Goodreads
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To be honest, the plot in this book is weak. - Goodreads
I love this little love story, so short but so rich. - Goodreads

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One of the most influential books of my collegiate career, The Little Prince teaches us that innocence, although very strange and illogical is worth all the good we ever feel. That is enough to return ... Read full review

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One of my all-time favourites. This was amazing. Truly magical. And I think it's appeal mainly comes not from it's simplistic writing or values (of taming and caring for what you tame), but from it's ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) was born in Lyon, France.  He took his first flight at the age of eleven, and became a pilot at twenty-six. He was a pioneer of international commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II.  His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, and Southern Mail.  In 1944, while serving with a French air quadron on a reconnaissance mission, his plane disappeared over the Mediterranean.

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