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The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Translated by Richard Howard

June 29, 2000 | Trade Paperback

The Little Prince is rated 4.7059 out of 5 by 17.

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).

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.3 in

Published: June 29, 2000

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0156012197

ISBN - 13: 9780156012195

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A New Perspective Many of us have read this book in grade school but forget the lessons taught in this book. The way we view things can vary greatly from the original intention. How we approach different viewpoints and problem solving is also brought out in the book. This book shows us how greatly different a child's thoughts are different from an adult's thoughts. An adult's thinking may be at times hard to understand because there is no logic to it, it just keeps going around in circles, so to say. Many people around the world have enjoyed this book, for it has been translated into other languages. Although being a children's book, it is so thought provoking that any person at any age can enjoy it.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holds such an Important Message I absolutely loved the meaning within this book. Viewing the world through the eyes of a child is so easily forgotten as one grows older, but this book reminds us of the importance of it all. I recommend this book to everyone at any age, but mostly to elementary school teachers!
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the illustrations! An important book for both children and adults alike, with different beauty and meaning every time you read it. www.booksnakereviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. A must read, this book written by Antoine De Saint-Exupery appeals to all ages. This book revolves around the human condition and the different kinds of people that exist in the world. It goes to show that how we are treated as a child has a big impact of how we go about our futures and our lives. The narrator told the story that when he was younger he tried to draw an boa constrictor with an elephant inside of him. Lots of the adults thought it was a hat and then they told him to stop wasting his time on silly drawings and to focus on more on academics. Had this child been encouraged to draw more, he could have been one of the great artists that many of us admire today. When the Narrator becomes stranded in the desert, the little prince comes to him and he tells the story of his adventures that led him to earth and the many people he met. Some childish, foolish, some selfless...there are many lessons to be learn upon reading this book.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated out of 5 by from A Magical Journey The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery is a very popular book that was first published in 1943, which can be read by people of all ages because it will interest everyone. It makes great points about human nature, which are amusing to read. The Little Prince about an innocent boy that lives on a small planet called B612 that is the size of a house, exactly as it is seen on the book's cover. On the planet, there also lives a talking rose and three tiny volcanoes, two of which are active and one that is dormant. The Prince maintains his planet by pulling out baobab trees that would destroy the planet if they grew any larger. The Prince decides that he would like to see the universe, and so he visits six planets that are inhabited by irrational adults. Go on a journey with the Little Prince as he meets a king, a conceited man, a drunkard, a businessman, a lamplighter, a geographer, and an inhabitant of the earth, all of which are men. I recommend this book to people of all ages since it is very short and teaches good lessons that may have been forgotten.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Truly Inspirational Story This book is one of my favorites of all time. I have always herd of this book as being for little kids, but the meaning is far more than a simple child’s story. The Little Prince is a story of a whole new world, and our world at the same time. Reading this book was truly inspirational to me, and I strongly recommend it for those who are curious about the meanings of life. This small yet big book is one I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic masterpiece This is a touching book with stunning simplicity and an exquisite message. It's amazing how much this small boy has taught me about the important things in life.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful short read This book was short but beautifully written, it gives lifes simplest lessons, which we all forget. It is an opportunity to realize what we as humans do and to make changes from then on. I enjoyed this book it was not only a life lesson for the adult reader can learn from but also caters to children as well, it is written in a simplist way however has a powerful messege. You can read this book to your child or any kid and you will learn lots from it too.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book for everybody A marvelous great book which is not only for kids but also more for adults who are too much deep into materialistic life that they don't notice who they became to. I really recommend to all adults to read it several times once a while as a reminder! Don't forget the child inside you.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from more than a kids' story I read this book for the first time in my grade 9 French class and, though I loved it, I took a long time to seek out the English version. I thought that much of what I considered to be the book's charm would be lost in translation and, while this was true to some extent, the tiny, planet-hopping protagonist still proved to be engaging. The Little Prince is witty, wise, beautifully illustrated, and definitely not just for kids.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woot. i love the little prince. it is sooo funny. the begining with the drawing, i was like, laughing out loud. I love the little prince and the rose!! :D it was like, flowers are so inconsistent! HAHAAHHAA. yeah...great book.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Little Prince This is the best book I've read. THE LITTLE PRINCE is just a very simple story. A simple story that can wrap up the big meaning of life. This book can help you reflect on what's really important in your life. I've read this over and over. Each time I finish, this story succeeds in touching my heart.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a MUST read this book is so cute, so eloquent and so touching that no matter what your age, you'll love it and never want to put it down! READ IT! i read it in English and French and loved it both times
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection this book is everything i live and follow. It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. That line makes me cry like a baby, because i know how true it is. the poetic & simple style of this book will appeal to children and adults and everyone between. read the story of the little prince, and his love for a rose, if you havent already. and if you have, read it again. it changed my life forever.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This is the most beautiful book that I have ever read. The complexity and the poetry of the words and the little prince himself and the philosophies make this book so beautiful, quixotic and idyllic. I wish I could meet the little prince, and wrap my arms around his frail little body. This book is so inspirational, it touches a special part of my soul.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Understanding children This book is a "must read". Upon reading this book, if you don't shame yourself for having become one of those adults who did not understand you when you were a child, you have no feelings. Learn from children.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Little Prince A Prince came to this world to get help from a little boy to create a world for him. Using his imagination, he creates a world for the little prince. Each day he learns more things. IF you wanna find out what happens in the end, buy the book and start reading!!
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic Sometimes being an adult, involved in endless affairs that present no purpose at all, we fail to see simplicity in life. Each time I read The Little Prince, I find something new in my life to cherrish about, a new way to make peace with my inner self. I think the book sends a message to all of us: do not forget the important things in life, such as life itself.
Date published: 2013-10-28

– More About This Product –

The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Translated by Richard Howard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.3 in

Published: June 29, 2000

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0156012197

ISBN - 13: 9780156012195

About the Book

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. Howard's new translation of this beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupery's unique, gifted style. Color and b&w illustrations.

From the Publisher

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).

About the Author

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, 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.

From Our Editors

The mysteries of this sweet and searching book continue to amaze, nearly 60 years since its original publication by the equally mysterious pilot/inventor/author/illustrator, Antoine de Saint-Exupery -- his career ended in 1944 when his reconnaissance aircraft disappeared over the Mediterranean, pursued by a German fighter plane. For those of us who first read the fable in French, the translation may bring up more questions than it answers about the elliptical text, but the experience of re-reading it is immensely satisfying nonetheless. One of the most delightful aspects of this new translation is the addition of the restored original artwork, simple yet evocative sketches and watercolour paintings of a soulful little boy with big, curious eyes and tousled blond hair, and wonderful thumbnail drawings that punctuate the text on almost every page. The narrator his unlikely tale with an explanation of his failed career as an artist because adults failed to see the meaning in his sketch of an elephant inside a boa constrictor. We meet him again in the middle of a desert with an airplane engine in disrepair and only eight days' water supply. It is in this unlikely place that he first meets the Little Prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. From this unusual beginning, readers are drawn into a fantastic tale of the Little Prince's allegorical campaign against encroaching baobab trees, his journey among the stars and the mostly unpleasant people he meets there -- adults with little im
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Editorial Reviews

Young Osment (The Sixth Sense; Pay It Forward) again proves his mettle as an actor, giving voice to the Little Prince in this crisp, full-cast production of the literary classic. He approaches the role with a gentleness and sensitivity that touches the heart and never sounds maudlin. As the pilot whose plane has crashed in the Sahara, Gere plays it low-key, creating a perfect partner for Osment''s interplanetary-traveling, wise-beyond-his-years prince. Gere expresses just the right mix of amusement and bewilderment as the prince interrupts the pilot''s efforts to repair his plane with a request that he draw a sheep. The adept performances capture the timeless nature of Saint-Exup,ry''s fable about how a child sees the important things in life much more clearly than many adults do. All ages.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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