The Little Prince

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Harcourt, Jan 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 83 pages
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Available for the first time in an edition for young adults, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic story, The Little Prince, beloved by readers of all ages, comes to life in a format perfect for teen readers.

"I’m glad I was asked to be the ambassador for this book. I suspect you may find that something of the starry magic of this story stays with you, as it has with me." — Gregory Maguire

"A lovely story…which covers a poetic, yearning philosophy—not the sort of fable that can be tacked down neatly at its four corners but rather reflections on what are real matters of consequence." — New York Times Book Review

At first glance, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic The Little Prince—with its winsome illustrations of a boy prince and his tiny planet—appears to be a children’s fairy tale. It doesn’t take long, however, to discover that it speaks to readers of all ages. This pocket-sized edition, perfect for teens, features Saint-Exupéry’s original full-color illustrations and the unabridged text, a reader’s guide, and a introduction by Gregory Maguire. Rediscover—or share—the magic!

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).

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Charming, with pretty pictures! - Goodreads
The thing I hated the most was the ending. - Goodreads
Beautiful.. just beautiful; like poetry in prose. - Goodreads
I love this book and the art work. - Goodreads
To be honest, the plot in this book is weak. - Goodreads
the author's writing style was poetic and unique. - Goodreads

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User Review  - D. - Goodreads

I've heard a lot about this little book. It does contain some interesting thoughts, still I expected much more due to it's fame. I do mean it is a good read and suggest it to everyone, I didn't waste ... Read full review

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User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

So precious and wonderful! Just a nice little tale about a prince from another planet who came down to the desert to chat with a crash-landed pilot about his intergalactic travels. I wish I could write so metaphorically as Antoine de Saint-Exupery and other great creatives. Read full review

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (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.

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