Item description for The Little Prince: Paperback Picturebook 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.
Publishers Description Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's new translation of the beloved classic-published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's birth-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 new edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupery's original artwork. By combining the new translation with restored original art, Harcourt is proud to introduce the definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince. It will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Little Prince: Paperback Picturebook by Antoine de Saint-Exupery & Richard Howard has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 312
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
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Studio: Mariner Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.76" Width: 7.07" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Harvest Books
ISBN 0156012073 ISBN13 9780156012072
Availability 30 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 20, 2017 08:40.
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More About Antoine de Saint-Exupery & Richard Howard
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) was born in Lyon, France. He took his first flight at the age of eleven, and became a pilot at twenty-six. He was a pioneer of international commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include "The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, "and "Southern Mail." In 1944, while serving with a French air quadron on a reconnaissance mission, his plane disappeared over the Mediterranean.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in 1900 and died in 1944.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Prince: Paperback Picturebook?
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.