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Aug. 25 1997 Folio Junior ed.Speciale (Book 453)
Adventures of a little Prince who visited our world from his own tiny planet. Full-color and black-and-white illustrations.
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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


"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 the Hardcover edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Le Petit Prince, published more than half a century ago, endures into the twenty-first century as a beautifully written children's novel and a powerful philosophic work that speaks volumes about love and friendship. Written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery during World War II, Le Petit Prince was published as a children's story, but soon became recognized the world over as a profound introspective statement. By using the novel as a type of allegory, Saint-Exupery was able to write a commentary on life as he had lived it. The novel takes readers on a fantastic journey through the universe that, by the end, will have even the most hardened soul in tears.
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great in its original language March 19 2004
By A Customer
I have read TPP in Spanish, as a child; in English and now in French. The French is 100 times better than any translation. If you have been raised in a romance language, you know that the charm and sonority of French or Spanish is completely lost, even in a good translation. If you have read TPP in translation before, read it in French. It is easy to understand and a great book for those, like me, who want to develop reading skills.
Regarding the story, it is indisputable that TPP is a classic full of wisdom.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My Favorites! Sept. 1 2001
By A Customer
When I first read this book when I was a senior in high school and read it for my French class, I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this book. I'd heard so much about it. After reading it I can say that I love this book so much, no wonder Le Petit Prince is on some French currency! I've read this book in English and French, and I'd have to say that the French is sooo much better if you know French. It's not all that difficult to understand if you are at a beginning level. This is a great book and is worth every penny in both languages!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book is my all time favourite , a book which I had picked up and put down several times in the past. My mother read it to me , I read it to my children and even for myself.
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!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a Kind June 11 2003
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This book is not for everybody; only for those with a great heart, a natural smile and soul.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every time I need a best friend I reed it again April 16 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
You are never too old or too young to read it. Depending on where you are in your life, it will make you go thru a whole range of DIFFERENT emotions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book of true beauty. March 19 1999
By A Customer
I do not read a lot of books. I have only read what was assigned to me throughout school and the occasional NY Times bestseller. A friend of mine gave me this book as a gift one day, she said I would enjoy it. She was right - I loved it. I didn't read it right away, but when I did I couldn't put it down. I am not an emotional person, or at least I never thought of myself as one, but this book made me look at myself and it broke my heart. I related with the character of the pilot and I felt as though the Little Prince was talking to me. The book helped me realize that I had forgotten a lot of things since childhood, like the meaning of friendship. The book also reminded me of what love really is. It made me realize what "grown-ups" really are, children who lost their innocence. The greatest thing about the book is that it is universal. It's message is simple: "love has no prejuducies, never dies and always forgives." It is a children's story but it is something all adults should read. There are few books that can do what this "children's story" can do. It will make you laugh, break your heart and make you think about what really is important in your life.
- Jeff
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It was pretty worn and had someone's name written in the front, but I love the book and I am pleased with my purchase anyways.
Published 1 month ago by Veronica R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Un classique
C'est un livre à ne pas manquer,c'est toujours bon de lire ce livre plusieurs années après l'avoir déjà lu.
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From when I first read this in Grade 8 or 9 to now reading it as an adult, it is amazing how I still enjoy it every time. Read more
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Perfect, just as ordered. Loved it, in perfect shape. I recommand it for anyone. So happy inside, thanks a lot.
Published 7 months ago by Sakenchinan
5.0 out of 5 stars pour les enfants de 6ans
les image sont en relief, vraiemaent très intéressant

j'ai fais une petite fille très heureuse, elle commence a lire au premier cycle
Published 7 months ago by michel piche
5.0 out of 5 stars Super livre!
Je l'ai offert en cadeau 3x et m'en suis gardé une copie! Ce livre est un must pour les enfants!
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Published 15 months ago by Saison
4.0 out of 5 stars Good!
I didn't expect it but the images inside are coloured!
The paper used for pages is also very good quality.
I will definitely recommend.
Published 21 months ago by Daisy
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
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