The Little Prince

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 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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An Ace unconventional fable conjured out of conventional themes like Inquisitiveness, exploration, loneliness and responsibility. Easy to read, but isn't very easy on the mind. Read full review

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One of my favourite childhood books, although it was only when I was 17 that I could really understand the true meaning behind all the words. What is essential is indeed invisible to the eyes. Now I ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
28
Section 3
37
Section 4
56
Section 5
66
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About the author (2000)

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY, 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.

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