The 75th Anniversary Edition of The Little Prince is a great gift idea for young and old alike. The Little Prince is a novella written by famous French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as an expatriate of the French Resistance during World War II. It has been speculated the wise fox in the story represents a person the author knew, Silvia Hamilton, a journalist in New York City who he gave the final manuscript to before he left for France. Or, in the spirit of the Goodnewsforpets community, it might have been “just a fox” a little fennec Saint Ex found in the desert and kept as a pet.
de Saint-Exupéry wrote and illustrated the famous novella in America’s New York City and at the Delamater-Bevin Mansion in Asharoken, Long Island in 1942. He later returned to France to fly again and disappeared during a reconnaissance mission in 1944.
The story was first published in both English and French in the U.S. in 1943, in France in French in 1945 and has since been translated into 300 languages. It sells millions of copies every year and has been voted one of the most popular books of the twentieth century in France. The world-famous classic marks its seventy-fifth anniversary in print with this English edition.
This edition features 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. This edition includes a bonus audio download read by acclaimed actor Viggo Martensen.
The story remains untouched – the intergallactice journey of the little prince sprinkled with observations about life and human nature as he visits earth and the planets and meets animals, objects and humans. Many key morals are conveyed through the fox he meets. These observations are among the most famous quotations because they deal with human relationships.
Available at Independent NYC Children’s Bookstore Books of Wonder and other bookstore retailers. Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers ISBN-10 9781328479754