The Little Prince

· Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
103 reviews

About this ebook

This beloved, world-famous allegorical classic about a young prince on a quest for knowledge is an essential read for every home library.

Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored original full-color 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. When a pilot crashes in the Sahara Desert, he meets a little boy who asks him to draw a sheep. Gradually the Little Prince reveals more about himself: He comes from a small asteroid, where he lived alone until a rose grew there.

But the rose grew demanding, and he was confused by his feelings about her. The story unfolds further from one planet to the next in a thoughtful philosophical exploration of love and the ephemeral.

Ratings and reviews

103 reviews
A Google user
This book is about a little boy who crash lands on a planet with a little prince. He only has water for eight days so he has to get back to earth in a hurry. While on the planet a mysterious seed lands on the planet. Thew it grows up it is a flower that can talk. The flower and the little prince become very good friends. when the little boy finally fixes the plain the little prince has to say good-by to the flower. [its very sad] once they actually leave the go through lots of planets to get to earth. Will the little boy ever see his flower again? Will he ever get back to his home planet? I liked the book because it was a struggle of life and death example:I only have water for eight days. Said the little boy. I also like how the little prince was so loving to the little prince example: I picked him up and cradled him in my arms till he stopped crying. I also liked how the little boy was so loving to his flower example:no other flower is as special or important to you as your flower, said the fox. I also liked how the planets aren’t always the same example: one planet had an accountant and another had a star counter. I also liked how the little boy liked to draw example I love to drew elephants stacked on top of each other because they all wouldn’t fit on the planet. I also liked how you could see the sun set over and over again example: all you have to do is pick up your stool and move it a few feet. I like how the business man counted the stars over and over again example:i count them on a paper and put it in the drawer. If you like adventure and life and death, you'll love The Little Prince. I love this book so you should too. I hope you enjoy the book. It is the best book ever! Aliya
A Google user
April 14, 2009
THIS BOOK IS BAD. Period. Worst book I have ever read. I didn't believe any of it sand the main character tried to grow a plant on an asteroid. Thats not even possible. This book should be banned because of its lies. It will only hurt our youth.
Robby Adams
January 28, 2014
Ive been going between manic and depressive episodes lately and this book helped me to sit back and let things happen, instead of having the need to make things happen

About the author

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), born in Lyons, France, is one of the world's best loved and widest read writers. His timeless fable, The Little Prince, has sold more than 100 million copies and has been translated into nearly every language. His pilot's memoir, Wind, Sand and Stars, won the National Book Award and was named the #1 adventure book of all time by Outside magazine and was ranked #3 on National Geographic Adventure's list of all-time-best exploration books. His other books include Night Flight; Southern Mail; and Airman's Odyssey. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean. Stacy Schiff is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of several bestselling biographies and historical works including, most recently, The Witches: Salem, 1692. In 2018 she was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. Awarded a 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she was inducted into the Academy in 2019. Schiff has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. She lives in New York City.

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