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
The thing I hated the most was the ending. - Goodreads
Beautiful.. just beautiful; like poetry in prose. - Goodreads
I love this book and the art work. - Goodreads
To be honest, the plot in this book is weak. - Goodreads
the author's writing style was poetic and unique. - Goodreads

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User Review  - D. - Goodreads

I've heard a lot about this little book. It does contain some interesting thoughts, still I expected much more due to it's fame. I do mean it is a good read and suggest it to everyone, I didn't waste ... Read full review

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So precious and wonderful! Just a nice little tale about a prince from another planet who came down to the desert to chat with a crash-landed pilot about his intergalactic travels. I wish I could write so metaphorically as Antoine de Saint-Exupery and other great creatives. Read full review

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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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