Few books have been as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince.
A beautiful gift collection of quotes from the original translation by Katherine Woods, featuring full-colour illustrations.
A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see the most extraordinary little fellow standing before him. “Please…’ asks the stranger, “draw me a sheep…’
The Little Prince has been capturing the hearts of readers around the world since its publication in 1943 – this new collection of quotes features favourite words of wisdom from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s lyrical, whimsical text. Quotes are drawn from the original translation by Katherine Woods, a favourite with fans.
With subjects covering childhood, sorrow, friendship, love and more, this collection has something for everyone.
Featuring original colour illustrations by the author.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) was born in Lyons, France. He wrote The Little Prince in the United States during a two-year self-imposed exile from occupied France. A year after the book’s publication in 1943, Saint-Exupéry disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron. Best known throughout the world as the author and illustrator of The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry wrote several other books that have also become classics of world literature.
Katherine Woods (1886-1968) produced the original English translation of The Little Prince in 1943. It was later followed by several other English translations, but her classic translation is treasured by fans and is often considered to be the definitive English translation. Her poetic translation perfectly captures the enchantment and charm of Saint-Exupéry’s storytelling.
About the Author
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry was born in 1900 in Lyon. In 1921, he began his training as a pilot. By 1926, he had became one of the pioneers of international postal flight. In 1945 he embarked on a record-breaking attempt to fly from Paris to Saigon. Nineteen hours into the flight, his plane crashed in the Sahara desert. He survived the crash but spent three days battling dehydration, limited food and hallucinations. On the fourth day, the was rescued.