The Little Prince: Paperback Picturebook

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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-Exupéry'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 ...

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Overview

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-Exupéry'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-Exupéry'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).

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.

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YA-This new translation into "modern" English brings a classic tale into sharper focus for today's teens without sacrificing the beauty and simplicity of the author's writing, and the "restored" artwork has all the charm of the original drawings. What appears to be a simple tale of two lost souls-one, a pilot marooned in the desert next to his ditched plane; the other, a minuscule prince in self-imposed exile from an asteroid so small that he can watch the sunset 44 times a day-reveals itself as something far more complex. What appears to be a fairy tale for children opens like the petals of the Little Prince's flower into a fantasy that has lessons for all of us.-Molly Connally, Kings Park Library, Fairfax County, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156012072
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/22/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,378,381
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.07 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. 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.

Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects , which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and Trappings . He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    I Adore the Book, Don't Like This Translation

    The Little Prince is a wonderful classic about life, love, making friends, falling in love, finding what is important in life, and saying goodbye. Saint-Exupery's tale is absolutely charming and full of wisdom.

    I bought this as a gift for a friend who was losing a dear pet. I still gave it to her, but I was disappointed by this translation.

    Unfortunately, the translation by Richard Howard lacks some of the heart of the tale, especially in many key places. For example, the phrase "L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux." is translated "Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." instead of "What is essential is invisible to the eyes." or "The essential part is invisible to the eyes."

    I much prefer the translation by Katherine Woods.

    20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

    For Children of all ages

    I read this book once a year and give it as a gift even more often. It remindes me of what is really important in life. Life's lessons are there to take when you are ready. You must look for boa constrictors!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

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    In case you have forgotten what is really important.

    My first encounter with "The Little Prince" was having it read to me in kindergarten, over half a century ago. I received my first copy over twenty years later, from "the second great love of my life", to thank me for opening her heart.

    The tenets set forward by Antoine de Saint-Exupery stayed with me and helped strengthen and nurture relationships over the decades. I reminded my friend of her gift and its lessons several years ago as she was dying of cancer.

    Then, just a few weeks ago, a new friend found herself in the same position: A former lover, who remained a close friend for decades, was dying of cancer. So I sent her a copy of this book to help bring her some clarity.

    Perhaps it is true that everything you ever really needed to know you learned in kindergarten, which is why this so-called "children's book" is worth revisiting at any point in your life.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Hurray to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry!

    Another French classic I like along with the Count of Monte Cristo. The Little Prince is for all ages and a great book to read for children. It shows a lot of lesson and that is why I recommend this to all people who is fond of reading French Literature.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    The Little Prince should be on every library shelf in the world!

    The Little Prince should be on every library shelf in the world! The ideas presented are guidelines to how to live a beautiful life! The lessons and story are for children and adults of all ages.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Cant get the book!!

    I got the sample but it was only the first picture and quote, so I went back and bought the book. However when I open the book it is still just the sample! I bought it and can't even read it :(

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2013

    I'm unhappy with the limited compatibility. I would've preferred

    I'm unhappy with the limited compatibility. I would've preferred a well formated epub like the way it is in the retail versions in Italian, French & German.
    Admittedly, I am not completely opposed the a PDF version all together, but the lack of an epub version is rather disappointing. If you're looking for a good ebook do not buy this. Anyone considering buying this version shouldn't and should buy a softcover version instead, as there is no real difference.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    NOT FOR NOOK HD (no PagePerfect, i.e. graphically enhanced, book

    NOT FOR NOOK HD (no PagePerfect, i.e. graphically enhanced, books are).  
    They don't tell you this when you purchase a NOOK HD - which is the updated version of the Nook Color.

    The newest reader gets fewer compatible books, and none with enhanced graphics!  Nice.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    The best Book ever!

    This book gives you a reason to smile!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this book, some children may not understand it, but the illustrations will delight all!!!!!!!!! I recomend!!!!!! By it NOW!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    THTE LITTLE PRINCE

    My 11year old and I read this book and we found very interesting and adventures. He even wrote a project on this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2009

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    A Book That's Refreshing to Read

    This book is great for young people and adults in a fantasy story of a young boy on an incredible journey. But along the way it is constantly looking at beliefs and lessons. It is written in a very entertaining way and puts different things to think about right in front of the reader. Just a terrific way to spend and afternoon.

    Liz Cosline - Author/Life Ownership Coach
    SongofOneUnexpectedLife-S.O.U.L.
    http://songofoneunexpectedlife.info

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2009

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    My Favourite Book Forever and Ever...

    I really really really love this book. I would recommend it to anyone, of any age, from any background. I make a point of reading it at least once a year, plus again any time I have a major life event. This is written for the child in all of us, but adults--although not grown-ups (you'll know the difference after reading the book)--will appreciate it more and more through life. It is a gentle reminder of proper priorities--what's really important in life. It is so simple and lovely but also deeply philosophical. I prefer the translation by Kathrine Wood, but it's out of print. This newer translation is pretty good though. Read it. I know you'll love it. Oh, and point of interest: the author was a pilot. I like thinking he's the pilot in the story and the little prince is real.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Awesome!

    I read this in my French 3 class in school (in the french version) and I LOVED it! You can read it over and over again and never get bored of it. I love this book soooo much! Merci, mlle. Lanphere! :D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2009

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    My Favourite Book Forever and Ever...

    I really really really love this book. I would recommend it to anyone, of any age, from any background. I make a point of reading it at least once a year, plus again any time I have a major life event. This is written for the child in all of us, but adults--although not grown-ups (you'll know the difference after reading the book)--will appreciate it more and more through life. It is a gentle reminder of proper priorities--what's really important in life. It is so simple and lovely but also deeply philosophical. I prefer the translation by Kathrine Wood, but it's out of print. This newer translation is pretty good though. Read it. I know you'll love it. Oh, and point of interest: the author was a pilot. I like thinking he's the pilot in the story and the little prince is real.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2008

    the 'little' prince

    As others must have said before me, this may be a little book, but the message is huge! I cannot believe that it took me this long to read this lovely tale. I was moved and read it twice in one night. Fantastic for all ages!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2007

    A Most Remembered Story

    A friend told me about this book over 25 years ago. She had a copy for me to read and she told me 'you must read this book - it tells about what is important in life.' I was sure she was mistaken - it looked just like any children's book. I read it and was taught so much about life that I have never forgotten. It is one of my most-remembered and most-cherished stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    Purely Amazing

    I read this book first in its original French version and was lost in the beauty of it all. Then, reading the English translation, I was even more appreciative of the story. From every facet, the language, the illustration, the characters, I was amazed. This is a tremendous book to read because it subliminally enlightens the mind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2000

    Is the best bokk i've ever read

    The little prince is the best book i've ever read. Is even better than other classics as 'El Quijote de la Manch', 'romeo & Juliet', etc. I consider it good because of its simplicity and message that it gives you. I recomend it to childs, teens and adults

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2000

    THIS IS THE BAD VERSION - DON'T BUY IT

    'The Little Prince' is the greatest piece of literature ever written, both in the original French version and the flawless English translation by Katherine Woods. This 'new' translation is just pitiful. It contorts some of the most touching moments in the novel and defiles Exupery's exquisite poignancy. I'm only giving it three stars because the subject material is basically intact. Anyway, don't buy this new version, buy the one by Katharine Woods! You'll love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2000

    The Little Prince

    My all time favorite book. I absolutely LOVE it!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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