Le Petit Prince (French): The Little Prince, French Edition (French) Paperback – Aug 21 2001
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Imaginez-vous perdu dans le désert, loin de tout lieu habité, et face à un petit garçon tout blond, surgi de nulle part. Si de surcroît ce petit garçon vous demande avec insistance de dessiner un mouton, vous voilà plus qu'étonné ! À partir de là, vous n'aurez plus qu'une seule interrogation : savoir d'où vient cet étrange petit bonhomme et connaître son histoire.
S'ouvre alors un monde étrange et poétique, peuplé de métaphores, décrit à travers les paroles d'un "petit prince" qui porte aussi sur notre monde à nous un regard tout neuf, empli de naïveté, de fraîcheur et de gravité. Très vite, vous découvrez d'étranges planètes, peuplées d'hommes d'affaires, de buveurs, de vaniteux, d'allumeurs de réverbères.
Cette évocation onirique, à laquelle participent les aquarelles de l'auteur, a tout d'un parcours initiatique, où l'enfant apprendra les richesses essentielles des rapports humains et le secret qui les régit : "On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur, l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
Oeuvre essentielle de la littérature, ce livre de Saint-Exupéry est un ouvrage que l'on aura à coeur de raconter à son enfant, page après page, histoire aussi de redécouvrir l'enfant que l'on était autrefois, avant de devenir une grande personne ! --Xavier Marciniak --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Delineated with a delicate touch, the paper engineering adds a new dimension to this wistful fairy tale without overpowering it, enhancing the story’s subtleties and echoing its sense of wonder."--School Library Journal"This lovely edition boasts the complete original text and illustrations that are also a delight for the eyes."--Entertainment Weekly "While a pop-up edition of de Saint-Exupery's enduring tale may initially seem like a gimmick, the resulting volume is a beautiful piece of bookmaking that actually extends the classic story ... this unabridged volume offers a creative, accessible entree to the timeless story."--Booklist "The pleasing visual effects are subtle, but add an appropriate sense of magic."--Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product Description
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The novel, although simply written, is not simple in style or in taste. Saint-Exupery uses powerful metaphors, similes, and analogies to address the very abstract themes of love and friendship. By personifying many of the personality traits that make up a true friend, Saint-Exupery makes these complicated issues so simple that even a child could understand. This is, of course, what Saint-Exupery had in mind all along.
I loved Le Petit Prince and have read many of my favorites parts to members of my family and just about anyone else who will listen. That is the magic of this novel. Beautifully written and illustrated, it will have you coming back to relive the adventures of the little prince time and time again. Through the eyes of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this often-troubling world becomes a universe filled with the possibilities of true friendship and lasting love.
Saint Exupery's classic tale can be read on many levels and enjoyed by readers of any age. He tells the story of being stranded in the desert and meeting a tiny blond boy. This Little Prince proceeds to tell of his travels from planet to planet until he arrived on Earth and of what he has learned along the way. The most important thing he reveals is a secret that was taught him by a fox that he tamed.
I saw what has kept this fable popular for so many years. I liked the characters and the "lessons." I was especially fond of the tippler and the businessman, and the poignant description of "taming." And, of course, there is the oft-quoted, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Toward the end I began to feel that I was reading the New Testament but that is perhaps what will keep the fable in my consciousness: that and the marvelous pictures which I still find the best part of the book!
Regarding the story, it is indisputable that TPP is a classic full of wisdom.
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This was a present for my daughter. The pop-ups bring this wonderful story to life. She loves it!Published 10 days ago by Ana
I use this book and the English version to brush up on my French.
Definitely a must book for anyone of all ages!! :)
Great book I bought one in french and another in English. I read my baby the French one it's a good wayto practice the language and teach her. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jojie
Terrible Quality. The paper is folded. It looks as if the printer is out of ink and the font is very unclear.Published 4 months ago by Xiaoye Ding
So excited to find this book for my daughter. She read it in school and was hoping to find a copy for her own library.Published 8 months ago by Dorothy Karpyshyn
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