Few who have read this book have not fallen in love with the curious Little Prince who thinks that grown-ups are "certainly quite extraordinary." A story that reinforces those things that are truly important in life, serious adults will have to read it with a sense of humor in order to understand the deep lessons this little book contains. All who read it cannot help but be profoundly moved. A classic since it was first published in 1943.
About the Author:
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. He took his first flight at the age of eleven, and became a pilot at twenty-six. He was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, ,Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while serving with a French air squadron, he disappeared during a flight over the Mediterranean.