ISBN: 9789385609923 Pages: 120 Size: 129*198mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 100 gm.
About The Book
The Little Prince is one of the most popular and widely translated classics written for children and grown-ups.
While trying to repair his crashed aeroplane in the middle of the Sahara desert, an airman meets a little boy-The Little Prince-originally an inhabitant of asteroid B-612 where he would diligently remove small baobabs as soon as they appeared, and where he has left behind three volcanoes and a rose.
Before reaching Earth, he visits other planets and meets a string of oddballs: a king, a conceited man, a drunkard, a lamplighter, a geographer...
An enjoyable read on the Little Prince's intergalactic travels, this book is also a deep reflection on human nature.
About Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in 1900 in Lyons, France.
He completed his early education in France and Switzerland. Unable to clear his
final exam at a university preparatory school, he enrolled himself at the cole
des Beaux-Arts to study Architecture. After failing the entrance exam for the
Naval Academy, he decided to go for aviation. In 1921, he joined the French Air
Force where he first learned to fly a plane. Five years later, he left the
French Air Force to begin flying air mail between remoter settlements in the
When World War II
broke out, Saint-Exupery rejoined the French Air Force. After Nazi troops
occupied France in 1940, Saint-Exupery fled to the United States. He had hoped
to join the U.S. war effort as a fighter pilot, but was turned down because of
his age. Instead, he drew upon his experiences in the Sahara desert to write
and illustrate what would become his most famous book, The Little Prince (1943).
completing the book, Saint-Exupery returned to North Africa to fly a warplane
for his country. On July 31, 1944, Saint-Exupery took off on a mission. He was
never seen again.