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ISBN13: 9780156012195
ISBN10: 0156012197
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There are always books that we won't read for various reasons. Maybe it has to do with the genre or the author, or the person who recommended it, but for whatever reason, certain books just don't appeal to us. This was true for me when it came to The Little Prince. I am not sure when I decided not to read it, but this is where the book stood in my life.

Recently I came across a quote from The Little Prince and finally decided it was time to put aside my assumptions and read it. There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said about the book. It's full of sadness and melancholy but also longing and love. I consider myself a lucky person who gets to look at a field of wheat and be reminded of someone I have tamed.
Recommended by Amy W., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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-Exupand#233;ry'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-Exupand#233;ry'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).

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPand#201;RY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900.andnbsp;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.

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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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Tali, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Tali)
I knew nothing about it or the author prior to purchasing it. It was purely out of curiosity and being familiar with the title. Even though it is a children's book and at the time I was 19 years old, I do not at all regret buy this book. Despite it's illustrations and simple text being intended for children, it is incredibly profound and is relatable among young and old. What is important in someones life and how they view their world is told by a child. He and so many other characters he encounters and interacts with carry wisdom that is so relevant to growing up and our world. It made me re-examine what I hold near and dear to my heart and what do I live for.

Ultimately, what is beautiful about this book is that during certain stages and ages of a readers life, they will take something different away each time they read this book. It may start off simplistic at first, but as time goes by, they will find that the story and meaning is so much deeper and powerful than they realized when they first read it.

To conclude, Antoine put so much care, love, and truth into this simple little book. You so easily get lost in the world he creates and you never want to put the book down.
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Chuck Childers, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Chuck Childers)
This is my go-to book when I'm feeling down or too grown-up. It shows me something new every time and reminds me what's important. If you have someone who needs to experience childhood, someone of any age, I can't help but recommend The Little Prince.
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M Sheets, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by M Sheets)
This is my all time favorite story. I reread it quite often and always get something new out of it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156012195
Translator:
Howard, Richard
Editor:
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
Translator:
Howard, Richard
Author:
Saint-Exupand#233
Author:
Saint-Exup
Author:
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Author:
Antoine de Saint-Exup
Author:
ry, Antoine de
Author:
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
Author:
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Author:
Antoine de Saint-Exupand#233
Author:
Howard, Richard
Author:
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Author:
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Little Prince
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color and black-and-white illustrat
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.41 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Staff Pick" by ,

There are always books that we won't read for various reasons. Maybe it has to do with the genre or the author, or the person who recommended it, but for whatever reason, certain books just don't appeal to us. This was true for me when it came to The Little Prince. I am not sure when I decided not to read it, but this is where the book stood in my life.

Recently I came across a quote from The Little Prince and finally decided it was time to put aside my assumptions and read it. There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said about the book. It's full of sadness and melancholy but also longing and love. I consider myself a lucky person who gets to look at a field of wheat and be reminded of someone I have tamed.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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