The Little Prince

The Little Prince

eBook - 2017
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The Little Prince, first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944). The novella is the fourth most-translated book in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects (as well as Braille), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.
Publisher: Belgorod :, Dyalpha,, 2017.
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Summary: The Little Prince, first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944). The novella is the fourth most-translated book in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects (as well as Braille), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

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skywalkerswartz
Jun 10, 2021

This is a classic book, but alas the translation (by Miquênia Litz) is absolutely horrible. It's not clear that the translator even speaks English fluently. I recommend that the library remove this from its collection and try to get an ebook of a proper translation.

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gruberds
Sep 06, 2020

Note to potential readers of the ebook edition: the 2017 ebook edition of The Little Prince available here is NOT the translation by Richard Howard that has previously been published in print. The ebook edition appears to be a self-published version of the text with the original illustrations pasted in; it's not clear that the translation was copy-edited at all.

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CASSIE ERIN KELLEY
Sep 18, 2018

'The Little Prince' is a book that I recall reading and not understanding in school. Coming back to it all these years later, I realize that the book is not just for children, but also for those who have grown up and left the 'folly' of youth behind.

The prince's naivety is charming, and as the narrator tells his story, the lessons learned are shown to be more mature than some might believe appropriate for a children's novel. However, the author has masterfully woven the mature and immature together to form a narrative that captivates the reader.

I would recommend this book more for older children, teens, and adults than younger children. Certainly they might enjoy it, but understanding the nuances that the author purposefully put in there would go over their heads.

LoganLib_Tahnee Jun 19, 2016

A quirky little bedtime story to help children use their imagination

csbryant May 22, 2011

The Little Prince is a beloved children’s book. For some reason, I have never read it until now. I remember seeing the original French in my grade 2 classroom and being intrigued by the pictures, but I never actually picked it up.

de Saint-Exupéry first encounters the Little Prince in the Sahara desert six years before he wrote his book. While only a child, the Little Prince is full of much wisdom. He teaches de Saint-Exupéry to look beyond the obvious and take in the bigger picture, to rid his heart of prejudice, and cease to be narrow-minded.

The Little Prince is full of wonder and amazement. He never ceases asking questions. He is always seeking to obtain more knowledge. He represents the child in all of us; he is pure and full of love. The Little Prince is the story of how we are all kids at heart. Inside of every grown-up concerned with “matters of consequence” is a child struggling to break free.

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