In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a sparkling new format. Newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this timeless classic was embraced by critics and readers across the country for its purity and beauty of expression. And Saint-Exupéry's beloved artwork was restored and remastered to present his work in its original and vibrant colors.
Now Harcourt is issuing uniform full-color foreign language editions. The restored artwork glows like never before. These affordable and beautiful editions are sure to delight an entire new generation of readers, students, children, and adults for whom Saint-Exupéry's story will open the door to a new understanding of life.
|Publisher:||Iwanami Shoten/Tsai Fong Books|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) was born in Lyons, France. A year after the publication of The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron. Best known throughout the world as the author and illustrator of The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry wrote several other books that also have become classics of world literature.
Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and most recently, Trappings. He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a French 3 student in high school, and we read this book as an assignment. I was surprised by how much I understood. It was a charming book, and the message is for all ages. I'll never forget discussing the planets in class. Each planet reminds you of childhood innocence and a kind of adult that everybody knows. I thought it was sweet and endearing. It's really a book for everyone to read because it's a reminder to pay attention to life itself, not just little details.
This is an extraordinary and unique book, which can be read on all levels, from a children's book to in depth philosophy. There is a lesson in every chapter, some may seem meaningful while others may seem silly. In any case, the story overall is heartfelt. French students will find this interpretable yet challenging. Others should realize the English version is not as sweet. There is some poetry and perhaps pun in the story where translation fails to do its job. However, the silver-lining is consistant and the fascinating world to which one is exposed to is worth all the time and trouble. Amusez-vous!
As a beginner in the fascinating language of French, I introduced myself with this unique book. Highly recommended.
This unforgettable tale will leave you yearning for your care-free days of childhood and of innocence. It reminds us to take the time to open our hearts to a world of possibilities and to never put our 'stars in a drawer.'