The Little Prince

by Antoine De Saint-Exupery (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Little Prince

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).


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Hornbook Guide to Children

Starred Review

An updated translation and a generous (though still cozy) trim size distinguish this new edition of a classic child's perspective on the adult world, with beloved original—and now restored—illustrations.

Copyright 2000 Hornbook, LLC Used with permission.

School Library Journal

This new translation into "modern" English brings a classic tale into sharper focus for today's teens without sacrificing the beauty and simplicity of the author's writing, and the "restored" artwork has all the charm of the original drawings. What appears to be a simple tale of two lost souls-one, a pilot marooned in the desert next to his ditched plane; the other, a minuscule prince in self-imposed exile from an asteroid so small that he can watch the sunset 44 times a day-reveals itself as something far more complex. What appears to be a fairy tale for children opens like the petals of the Little Prince's flower into a fantasy that has lessons for all of us.-Molly Connally, Kings Park Library, Fairfax County, VA

Copyright 2000 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780152023980
Lexile Measure
710L
Guided Reading Level
X
Publication date
June 20, 2000
Series
Little Prince
Age Range
From 12 years

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