I can still remember reading The Little Prince for the first time: where I was, how much I cried, how much I thought about it afterward. Reading it as an adult was a similar experience, but with different thoughts and different tears. Much like The Phantom Tollbooth, this becomes a slightly different book each time you read it, but I promise you will never look at roses or the stars the same way.— Kate
Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. This special edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's world-famous classic marks its seventy-fifth anniversary in print. Featuring a beautiful new cover and a special look at its history and making—including a biography of Saint-Exupéry, sketches, photos, and reviews from the first edition—this new anniversary edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of both devoted and new readers alike.
About the Author
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.