The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(HMH Books, Hardcover, 9780547260693, 64pp.)
Publication Date: October 2009
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After being stranded in a desert after a crash, a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet and his search for what is most important in life. For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic, The Little Prince, has captured readers' hearts. The whimsical story with a fairy tale feel has sold over 3 million copies in all formats. This exciting pop-up edition includes the complete original text accompanied by Saint-Exupery's beautiful illustrations brought to life through paper engineering. Perfect for longtime fans and those meeting the little prince for the first time!
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY (1900-1944) was born in Lyon, France. Best known as the author and illustrator of The Little Prince, he also wrote several other books that became classics. A year after The Little Prince was published his plane disappeared over the Mediterranean while he was serving with a French air squadron on a reconnaissance mission.
"Delineated with a delicate touch, the paper engineering adds a new dimension to this wistful fairy tale without overpowering it, enhancing the story’s subtleties and echoing its sense of wonder."--School Library Journal"This lovely edition boasts the complete original text and illustrations that are also a delight for the eyes."--Entertainment Weekly "While a pop-up edition of de Saint-Exupery's enduring tale may initially seem like a gimmick, the resulting volume is a beautiful piece of bookmaking that actually extends the classic story ... this unabridged volume offers a creative, accessible entree to the timeless story."--Booklist "The pleasing visual effects are subtle, but add an appropriate sense of magic."--Publishers Weekly