The Little Prince: Paperback Picturebook

Category: Book
Translated By: Howard, Richard
By (author): Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
Series: The Little Prince
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: June 2000
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 8.73in x 7.18in x 0.37in
Our Price:
$ 22.99
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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-Exupery'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-Exupery'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).
From The Publisher*Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic story, beloved by readers of all ages for over seventy years and soon to be a major motion picture, now available in this elegant gift edition
From The Publisher*An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.
Review Quote* The Little Prince "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." -The New York Times Book Review "Saint-Exupéry's most famous work -- a gentle fable of love and peace -- contains a thoughtful assessment of the details of its composition...[T]he special allure of the work is still the naively sophisticated, heartwarming tale of the little prince and his small planet." -Horn Book "This new translation into 'modern' English brings a classic tale into sharper focus for today's teens without sacrificing the beauty and simplicity of the author's writing, and the 'restored' artwork has all the charm of the original drawings. What appears to be a simple tale of two lost souls-one, a pilot marooned in the desert next to his ditched plane; the other, a minuscule prince in self-imposed exile from an asteroid so small that he can watch the sunset 44 times a day-reveals itself as something far more complex. What appears to be a fairy tale for children opens like the petals of the Little Prince's flower into a fantasy that has lessons for all of us." -School Library Journal "Always welcome is that charming visitor from another planet, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince...The fable remains as lyrically haunting as ever." -Publishers Weekly
Biographical NoteANTOINE 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. "