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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unforgettable, heart-warming story
Possibly the most beautiful book of the twentieth century, the Little Prince will appeal to the hearts of adults and children alike. It tells the story of a little prince, who falls to earth from a star, and of the airman, stranded in the desert by the crash of his place, who seeks to understand the prince's secret. The premise is simple and the story simply told, and yet...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but dismal edition
Yhe book is good and well worth reading and rereading, but this is not an atractive edition. Poor printing a dark black pictures so far from the original ones, The wrong format as well.
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unforgettable, heart-warming story, 14 April 2004
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This review is from: The Little Prince (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Paperback)
Possibly the most beautiful book of the twentieth century, the Little Prince will appeal to the hearts of adults and children alike. It tells the story of a little prince, who falls to earth from a star, and of the airman, stranded in the desert by the crash of his place, who seeks to understand the prince's secret. The premise is simple and the story simply told, and yet Saint-Exupery creates a tale that is full of poignancy and hope.
As the little prince journeys the planets around his own home, Asteroid B612, he encounters a variety of individuals: the Conceited Man, the King, the Accountant, the Drunkard, the Geographer and the Lamplighter. Each one becomes a parable of human nature: or rather, the nature of adults. The Little Prince is a story about childhood, mortality (made all the more poignant by the fact that Saint-Exupery died in action in WW2, the year after the book's publication), friendship, love, hope and the magic in our lives that we are at risk of losing as we grow older. For me it held enormous personal emotional value.
If you can manage to read it in the original French then by all means do, but any translation still conveys some of the treasure in Saint-Exupery's words. Personally I recommend the Wordsworth Children's Classics edition for its translation, if not the poorly reproduced illustrations, but I think I may just have a personal bias for the first edition I read.
For a so-called 'children's book,' this is one that will live with you for the rest of your life.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless masterpiece, 30 Dec 2002
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Mr C J Holm (East Boldon, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This truly wonderful book should enchant people of all ages. The story is about an encounter between a stranded pilot and a golden-haired prince in the middle of the desert. The book is full of Saint-Exupery's wonderful insights into human nature and contains many delightful drawings which are both witty and moving. It only takes a short while to read, but once you're finished you will feel that you will never look at the world in the same way again. This really is one of the best books I have ever read.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magnificent Journey, 14 Sep 2006
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The little prince is a magnificent spiritual journey which sweeps the reader away. It is in a way a story which connects mankind to the galaxy hence to the universe. A brilliant metaphor, through the eyes of a little prince one can find the dreamy sides of life. The desert is related to the universe and to eternity, and the little prince is what the reader just wants to become. After reading this story for so many times I never got tired of it. On the contrary, the little prince is a story that can be read time after time after time, and each time there is another detail that sweeps the heart away. By far out one of the best classic stories ever written.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange but good!, 16 Sep 2009
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Had heard of this book before, but never really knew much about it other than it was supposedly 'a classic'. Bought it on the strength of references made to it in the Torey Hayden book 'One Child'.

I read it to my 7 year old daughter, and she loves it. It IS a little bit weird, but in a very charming way; and its observations about humanity and the things that are truly 'important' in life are actually quite profound.

A great book for promoting discussion with young children about loss and separation, love and attachment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but dismal edition, 9 May 2013
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Yhe book is good and well worth reading and rereading, but this is not an atractive edition. Poor printing a dark black pictures so far from the original ones, The wrong format as well.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointment - no colour illustrations, 30 April 2011
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This is a basic version (economy), seems to be well bound and is small and handy. In "The Little Prince" the illustrations are by the author and form an important part of the book. I was disappointed to discover they were in B & W (not in colour like the original) as I didn't see any comment informing of that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good value, 3 July 2014
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Arrived quickly. Cute little simple paperbacks. Good value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 25 Jun 2014
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This is a book that fascinates children and inspires adults. A beautifully written story. There is every good reason why it has become one of the classics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should own this, 3 Feb 2014
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Everyone should have a copy of this book, whether you think you'll like it or not it is a 'MUST READ'. Put it on your list. If you've read it before but don't own it - put it on your list. Just buy it now. Small book, you can read it in an hour or so, carry it about with you, pass it to a friend. Just get on it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Joy to read at anytime of your life, 12 Jan 2014
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This books tells more than just a children's story, it holds philosophies for life.
Brilliantly written.
Together, comforting and thought-provoking
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