By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Few tales are as largely learn and as universally loved via teenagers and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the loved vintage superbly displays Saint-Exupéry's distinctive and proficient type. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of many preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English textual content as shut as attainable to the French, in language, sort, and most vital, spirit. The paintings during this variation has been restored to compare intimately and in colour Saint-Exupéry's unique art. Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored unique artwork, this definitive English-language variation of The Little Prince will seize the hearts of readers of all ages.
This identify has been chosen as a standard center textual content Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).
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The grown−ups, to be sure, will not believe you when you tell them that. They imagine that they fill a great deal of space. They fancy themselves as important as the baobabs. You should advise them, then, to make their own calculations. They adore fig ures, and that will please them. But do not waste your time on this extra task. It is unnecessary. You have, I know, confidence in me. When the little prince arrived on the Earth, he was very much surprised not to see any people. He was beginning to be afraid he had come to the wrong planet, when a coil of gold, the color of the moonlight, flashed across the sand.
A common rose, and three volcanoes that come up to my knees−− and one of them perhaps extinct forever... " And he lay down in the grass and cried. Chapter 21 − the little prince befriends the fox It was then that the fox appeared. "Good morning," said the fox. "Good morning," the little prince responded politely, although when he turned around he saw nothing. " "I am a fox," said the fox. "Come and play with me," proposed the little prince. " "I cannot play with you," the fox said. " "Ah! Please excuse me," said the little prince.
They all looked like his flower. " he demanded, thunderstruck. "We are roses," the roses said. And he was overcome with sadness. His flower had told him that she was the only one of her kind in all the universe. And here were five thousand of them, all alike, in one single garden! "She would be very much annoyed," he said to himself, "if she should see that... she would cough most dreadfully, and she would pretend that she was dying, to avoid being laughed at. " Then he went on with his reflections: "I thought that I was rich, with a flower that was unique in all the world; and all I had was a common rose.