The Little Prince

The Little Prince

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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 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.


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).

Baker & Taylor
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.

Publisher: New York,, Reynal & Hitchcock,, [1943]
ISBN: 9780547761404
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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laurauk Aug 13, 2017

9+ Wonderful classic tale with hidden depths a must read for all ages!

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GeorgeJaxon
Jul 25, 2017

I read this book at around 7 years old and loved it. The book has some deep insights into what it's like to be a kid, beginning with Antoine drawing an elephant digested by snake and grown-ups thinking it to be a hat. As he grows up, his view of the world becomes more concrete, and meeting a young boy in the middle of the desert reminds him of what it is to be a child.

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brown_monkey_502
Jul 07, 2017

The Little Prince was a whimsical book with lots of love and imagination. The story begins with an aviator who slammed his plane into the Sahara Desert. While looking for a way to survive, he spots a young boy. The boy asks the aviator to draw him a sheep. My favorite character in this book was the fox. He was my favorite character, because he taught the young boy a very important lesson. This taught the little boy that anything and everything is very important.

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Sepidegi
Mar 21, 2017

I have read books from numerous genres in great quantities. This is by far the best book I have ever read. I keep coming back to it to refresh my mind of its great words and it never gets old!

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kirschner19
Dec 19, 2016

Great piece of literature. Not entirely what I was expecting, but it was very enjoyable and a unique read!

AL_TINA Dec 17, 2016

A great bedtime story for kids. An incredible work of imagination that touches on so many topics worth discussing with kids - what it means to be lonely, to have power, the true meaning of knowledge. This book lead to some interesting conversations in my house.

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thinkpositive680
Dec 15, 2016

Favorite book of all time.

KristaS_KCMO Oct 31, 2016

Should be required reading for all adults everywhere!

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sofa2001
Oct 02, 2016

I read this book after watching the film. Very deep. The reason why I hadn't read it until now was because I knew how it ended and didn't want to cry reading it. I actually didn't cry while reading it; I cried 3 times during the film, though.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 08, 2016

Many people revere this book as a spiritual autobiography for every reader – a moral allegory that is so relatable it must be a good book. The book written in French tells the story how Antoine de Saint-Exupery wished it to be told, and so, that was the edition I read: this book was terribly pretentious. It may have been the circumstances under which I read this book; however, the only interesting part of the book was about what the flowers represented, and what happened to them. Honestly, it isn’t worth reading to even discuss any of that – the entire text felt like a diatribe about stickler adults, and when it wasn’t very transparently referencing that society would be better if run by children, it was incredibly thick with thinly veiled metaphors. Saint-Exupery decided when writing this book that ‘less is more’ is a ridiculous saying, and that he should push the boundaries of overcomplicating simple ideas with poor execution.
- @FalcoLombardi of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Belauthor
Aug 03, 2015

"One sees clearly only with the heart."--The Fox tells the Little Prince.

gash Jun 29, 2012

I know of a planet where there is a red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has nevere looked at a star. He has never loved anybody. He has spent all his time adding up figures. And, all day he keeps on repeating like you: "I am busy with serious matters. I am busy with serious matters," over and over again. And he swells up with pride. But he is not a man, he is a mushroom.
-The little prince

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weineat
Jun 14, 2012

"l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux"

"What are you doing there?" he said to the tippler, whom he found settled down in silence before a collection of empty bottles and also a collection of full bottles.

"I am drinking," replied the tippler, with a lugubrious air.

"Why are you drinking?" demanded the little prince.

"So that I may forget," replied the tippler.

"Forget what?" inquired the little prince, who already was sorry for him.

"Forget that I am ashamed," the tippler confessed, hanging his head.

"Ashamed of what?" insisted the little prince, who wanted to help him.

"Ashamed of drinking!" The tipler brought his speech to an end, and shut himself up in an impregnable silence.

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pie
Jun 25, 2008

Language is the source of misunderstandings.

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pie
Jun 25, 2008

It is truly useful since it is beautiful.

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pie
Jun 25, 2008

One should never listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance

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gash Jun 27, 2012

This book is about a man, who doesn't understand grown-ups (Though, I think he is one himself.) He is a pilot and his plane crashes in Africa. He meets a boy from another planet, who describes to him his intergalactic adventures.

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