Synopses & Reviews
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).
"This unabridged edition of the classic story about the prince from a tiny planet 'hardly bigger than a house' integrates the original illustrations into pop-ups, wheels, and flaps. The text is gracefully balanced against the interactive elements as the Prince shares his story: flaps reveal images like the drawing of a sheep that the narrator makes for him, and delicate pop-ups feature characters he's met, like the clownlike lamp lighter. The pleasing visual effects are subtle, but add an appropriate sense of magic. Ages 9 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Delineated with a delicate touch, the paper engineering adds a new dimension to this wistful fairy tale without overpowering it, enhancing the storyand#8217;s subtleties and echoing its sense of wonder."--School Library Journal"This lovely edition boasts the complete original text and illustrations that are also a delight for the eyes."--Entertainment Weeklyand#160;"While a pop-up edition of de Saint-Exupery's enduring tale may initially seem like a gimmick, the resulting volume is a beautiful piece of bookmaking that actually extends the classic story ...and#160;this unabridged volume offers a creative, accessible entree to the timeless story."--Booklistand#160;"The pleasing visual effects are subtle, but add an appropriate sense of magic."--Publishers Weekly
After being stranded in a desert after a crash,and#160;a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet andand#160;his search forand#160;what is most important in life.and#160;For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic, The Little Prince, has captured readers' hearts. The whimsical story with a fairy taleand#160;feel has sold over 3 million copies in all formats. This exciting pop-up edition includes theand#160;complete original text accompanied by Saint-Exupery's beautiful illustrations brought to life through paper engineering. Perfect for longtime fans and those meetingand#160;the little princeand#160;for the first time!and#160;
For more than 65 years de Saint-Exupery's classic, whimsical story with a fairy-tale feel has captured readers' hearts. This exciting pop-up edition includes the complete original text accompanied by de Saint-Exupery's beautiful illustrations brought to life through paper engineering.
Saint-Exupandeacute;ryandrsquo;s timeless classic with complete original text and beautiful illustrations, including downloadable audio.
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.