The Little Prince

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Harcourt, Jan 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 83 pages
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Available for the first time in an edition for young adults, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic story, The Little Prince, beloved by readers of all ages, comes to life in a format perfect for teen readers.

"I'm glad I was asked to be the ambassador for this book. I suspect you may find that something of the starry magic of this story stays with you, as it has with me." -- Gregory Maguire

"A lovely story...which covers a poetic, yearning philosophy--not the sort of fable that can be tacked down neatly at its four corners but rather reflections on what are real matters of consequence." -- New York Times Book Review

At first glance, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 1943 classic The Little Prince--with its winsome illustrations of a boy prince and his tiny planet--appears to be a children's fairy tale. It doesn't take long, however, to discover that it speaks to readers of all ages. This pocket-sized edition, perfect for teens, features Saint-Exupéry's original full-color illustrations and the unabridged text, a reader's guide, and a introduction by Gregory Maguire. Rediscover--or share--the magic!

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

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Beautiful and poignant prose. - Goodreads
The thing I hated the most was the ending. - Goodreads
Charming, with pretty pictures! - Goodreads
I love this book and the art work. - Goodreads
To be honest, the plot in this book is weak. - Goodreads
I was reminded quite a bit of AA Milne's writing style. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jessica Stevenson - Goodreads

I have read this book both in French when I was in high school and just finished it in English. I remember liking it in high school but I truly enjoyed it this time around. This story is short and enjoyable with many life lessons incorporated in a quirky, whimsical way. Read full review

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User Review  - Jay McNair - Goodreads

Reread May 2015 Maybe my favorite part this time was when he meets the girl who sells little pills invented to quench thirst. They save so much time! Fifty-three minutes a week. "And what do you do ... 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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