Synopses & Reviews
For seventy years, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's beloved classic, The Little Prince, has captured the hearts and minds of its readers. Now this whimsical story has been adapted into a gorgeous graphic novel by the internationally acclaimed comic artist Joann Sfar. The Little Prince Graphic Novel features the complete tale adapted from the original text with beautiful new artwork. Deemed "as classic as the original" in a starred review in Publishers Weekly, this paper-over-board edition will make the perfect gift for lifelong Little Prince fans, new graduates, and those meeting this character and this inspiring story for the first time.
FRENCH EDITION. For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupand#233;ry's The Little Prince has captured the hearts and minds of its readers. The whimsical story with a fairy tale touch has sold over 80 million copies in 230 languages. This exciting graphic adaptation features beautiful, new artwork by Joann Sfar. Hand-chosen by Saint-Exupand#233;ry's French publishers for his literary style and sensitivity to the original, Sfar has endeavored to recreate this beloved story, both honoring the original and stretching it to new heights. Aand#160;vibrant, visualand#160;gift for longtime fans and those experiencing the story for the first time.
The gorgeous graphic novel adaptation of The Little Prince is now available in a paper-over-board edition.and#160;
Saint-Exupand#233;ryand#8217;s The Little Prince has earned millions of fans worldwide as an imaginative, dreamy study of the meaning of life.and#12288;How horrible to be a grown-upand#8212;they all seem to be needy, lonely, vain, or power-hungry. All the Little Prince cares about is being useful to the flower heand#8217;s left behind on his very small planet, with only a few thorns to protect her from the world. Sfarand#8217;s comic-book illustrations of the wide-eyed boy prince and disheveled pilot he encounters in the African desert are edgier than the original watercolors...and his style and humor work modern magic.and#160; An inspiring gift to longtime fans orand#160;newcomers!and#160;
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.
andnbsp;Joann Sfar is a French comic artist and author of The Rabbi's Cat,andnbsp;Little Vampire Goes to School (a New York Times best-seller), and the Eisner Award-winning Little Vampire Does Kung Fu! He was awarded the Rene Goscinny Award for young comics in 1998 and has continued to garner international critical praise. He was most recently nominated for a 2007andnbsp;Ignatz Award for Best Series. His original French edition of The Little Prince graphic novel was released in 2007.