Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince (Hardback)
A gorgeous hardback edition of the original French children's story, newly translated by Richard Howard.
This book is both charming and profound. It celebrates the magic of a child's imagination, and the idea that adults may share in this wonder too. It was a powerful message to hear when it was published during World War II.
The original illustrations by the author are an indispensable element. Similar to the equal importance that Beatrix Potter gave to both writing and illustration, the text and watercolours work together for a richer storytelling experience.
As specialists in illustration, we stock many official items themed on this beautiful story, as well as the book itself. We always love seeing the enthusiasm people have for these gifts and this story. As one of our favourite quotations goes: “All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”