Item description for The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery & Richard Howard...
Overview 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.
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).
Citations And Professional Reviews The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery & Richard Howard has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 1048
Publishers Weekly - 05/15/2000 page 119
School Library Journal - 09/01/2000 page 259
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2000 page 76
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 533
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2000 page 312
Wilson Fiction Catalog - 01/01/2000 page 576
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 519
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 634
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 365
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 312
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 365
School Library Journal - 08/24/2000
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 704
Wilson Fiction Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 821
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 754
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 811
Wilson Fiction Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 802
NY Times Notable Bks of Year - 12/05/2010 page 39
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 991
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1126
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Studio: Harcourt Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 7.11" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN 0152023984 ISBN13 9780152023980
Availability 0 units.
More About Antoine De Saint-Exupery & Richard Howard
Antoine de Saint-Exupery wurde am 26.6.1900 in Lyon geboren. Er verlor fruh den Vater und wurde von der Mutter auf dem Schloss de La Mole erzogen. Antoine war Schuler in einem Jesuitenkolleg, spater Architekturstudent in Paris, Soldat bei der Luftwaffe, Handelsvertreter. In den zwanziger Jahren wurde er Flieger und flog die Strecke Toulouse-Casablanca-Dakar. 1927-29 war er Direktor des Flugplatzes Cap Juby/Rio de Oro, 1929 wurde er Direktor der Aeroposta Argentina in Buenos Aires. 1931 Heirat. 1934 Eintritt in die Air France. Langeres Krankenlager nach einem Flugzeugunfall. Im September 1939 wurde Saint-Exupery Pilot in einer Aufklarer-Staffel, im Dezember 1940 ging er nach Amerika, 1943 kam er nach Nordafrika. Seit 31.7.1944 ist er vermisst. Sein Flugzeug wurde im Jahr 2000 von dem Unterwasserforscher Luc Vanrell am Grund des Meeres sudostlich von Marseille gefunden."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Prince?
A Time Tested Classic Jun 15, 2008
If I was stranded on a desert island and could only take one book with me, it would be this one. It does not matter how many times I read this book over the years, every time I pick it up, it is as if I was reading it for the first time. I realize something new and profound with every reading.
This little book is so compact with depth of meaning and wisdom, it is truly as timeless as wisdom itself. If you know of any child, please get them a copy of this book. It is one of those magical tales that is destined to become a lifelong favorite for them.
No wonder it is actor James Dean's favorite book.... and I'm not one to argue with James Dean.
Love the BOOK Jun 12, 2008
Will be using it along with the Little Prince mug,bowl, and dish as a baby shower set. Thank you MB
Alas. May 31, 2008
This translation removes so much of what makes "The Little Prince" such a lovely story. Read the Katherine Woods translation if you can find it. She manages to keep the poetry and the French construction in a way which makes the story much more dear.
Too cool May 14, 2008
My son read this book in school and he absolutely LOVED it. For those people who are just reading for leisure, there is very bitter satire in this book. This is fun to find. There is also a very inspiring theme.
Delightful reading for young and old. Apr 28, 2008
This book is a must for readers young and old. With our world being in such turmoil at this time, taking a magical trip with The Little Prince will delight the young; and for the mature reader give pause for thought as to what is really important in our lives right now.