Le Petit Prince Pop-Up

Le Petit Prince Pop-Up

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by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
     
 

After being stranded in a desert after a crash, a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet and his search for what is most important in life.
 
For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic, The Little Prince, has captured readers' hearts. The whimsical

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Overview

After being stranded in a desert after a crash, a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet and his search for what is most important in life.
 
For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic, The Little Prince, has captured readers' hearts. The whimsical story with a fairy tale feel has sold over 3 million copies in all formats. This exciting pop-up edition includes the complete original text accompanied by Saint-Exupery's beautiful illustrations brought to life through paper engineering. Perfect for longtime fans and those meeting the little prince for the first time! 

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"Delineated with a delicate touch, the paper engineering adds a new dimension to this wistful fairy tale without overpowering it, enhancing the story’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 Weekly
 
"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 ... this unabridged volume offers a creative, accessible entree to the timeless story."--Booklist
 
"The pleasing visual effects are subtle, but add an appropriate sense of magic."--Publishers Weekly

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
For the first time ever de Saint-Exupery's beloved philosophical novella has been transformed into a pop-up book. The fact that the book is only available in a French-language edition should be irrelevant to any true aficionado of the work. The original text is reproduced without abridgment in 64 pages with nearly all of the author-illustrator's watercolors literally springing into glorious life. How marvelous to lift a flap of copy and find the Little Prince's Turkish astronomer behind a three-dimensional telescope in 1909 in the act of discovering B-612, the odd little asteroid-planet the Prince calls home; or see the Prince's dreaded baobab tree expand to its full height and girth. Best of all is to watch the Little Prince in flight with his sparrows. As the French publicity puts it, each page is animated with such "virtuosity and delicacy, that all the poetry of de Saint-Exupery is revealed." The hype is true. The volume is worth possessing in its own right—but consider how useful it could be for French language classes! Reviewer: Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547482651
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/10/2010
Series:
Little Prince Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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