The Little Prince, published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's most famous novella. Saint-Exupéry wrote it while living in the United States. It has been translated into more than 190 languages and sold more than 80 million copies, making it one of the best selling books ever.
We thank S. I. Mina - a Canadian student of English literature, for this new and refreshing translation from the French, which allowed us to be able to offer a low cost electronic edition, in English, of this timeless masterpiece of love and loneliness.
Young Osment (The Sixth Sense; Pay It Forward) again proves his mettle as an actor, giving voice to the Little Prince in this crisp, full-cast production of the literary classic. He approaches the role with a gentleness and sensitivity that touches the heart and never sounds maudlin. As the pilot whose plane has crashed in the Sahara, Gere plays it low-key, creating a perfect partner for Osment's interplanetary-traveling, wise-beyond-his-years prince. Gere expresses just the right mix of amusement and bewilderment as the prince interrupts the pilot's efforts to repair his plane with a request that he draw a sheep. The adept performances capture the timeless nature of Saint-Exup ry's fable about how a child sees the important things in life much more clearly than many adults do. All ages. FYI: Last year marked the 100th anniversary of Saint-Exup ry's birth.
This was one of my favorite stories growing up; it's timeless and will stick with me forever. I'm glad it's on iBooks at such a low cost. While this translation isn't as fancy as the original, it captures the essence of the story. And that's what's important at the end of the day! The pictures are also of high quality. Good job!
One of the best
This is not just a children's story. It is also a sophisticated philosophical allegory for adults, which emphasizes the responsibility of people for the well-being of others. The prince's encounters on the planets he visited before arriving on Earth, are exposing troublesome behaviour patterns that require altruistic remedies...
On top of that, the story is a delightful whimsical fantasy, written with humor and tenderness, which joins a few select ones as one of the finest pieces of world literature.
This translation is good - not as soft and tender as the original one by Katherine Woods, but for me appears to be closer in meaning and style to the French original.
Overall, it is a good job! Five stars and two thumbs up!
The little prince
A amazing story filled with imagination
Adventure and some what love!!
I recommended this book to all u readers out there who enjoy fantasy tales...I will read and reread this book over and over again. I hope u all will enjoy this book as I had and think of ur little princes who r they????