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Cover of: Petit prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
About the Book

For readers who would like a quick reminder of the book and its main storyline, here is a summary of The Little Prince’s travels and those he met along the way.

If Saint-Exupéry is to be believed The Little Prince is a book for children written for grown-ups. It can be read on many different levels to provide pleasure and food for thought for readers of all ages.

The author, an aviator, crashes with his aeroplane in the middle of the Sahara desert. While he is trying to repair his aeroplane, a little boy appears and asks him to draw a sheep. The author learns that The Little Prince comes from asteroid B-612 where he has left behind three volcanoes and a rose.

Before reaching Earth, he has visited other planets and met some very odd people: a king, a conceited man, a drunkard, a lamplighter, a geographer… Since arriving on Earth, he has spoken to a fox who has taught him that to know someone or something, you must « tame » them, and that makes them unique. « What is essential is invisible to the eye, says the fox. »

In order to return to his planet and his rose, The Little Prince allows himself to be bitten by a poisonous snake: his planet is too far away, he cannot take his « shell ». The aviator, who has succeeded in repairing his plane, also quits the desert. He still hopes The Little Prince will return one day and asks us to write and tell him if ever we should meet his friend.

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83 editions First published in 1943

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Cover of: The little prince.
Publisher unknown
The little prince.
Cover of: The little prince
1943, Harcourt, Brace & World
The little prince
Cover of: The little prince
1943, Harcourt, Brace & World
The little prince
in English
Cover of: The little prince
1943, Thorndike Press
The little prince
in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: The Little Prince
1943, Reynal & Hitchcock
The Little Prince
in English
Cover of: The little prince
1943, Reynal & Hitchcock
The little prince
in English
Cover of: The little prince
1943, Harcourt, Brace & World
The little prince
in English
Cover of: The little prince.
1945, Heinemann
The little prince.
in English
Cover of: El principito
1959, Fernández
El principito
in Spanish
Cover of: O pequeno principe
1960, Agir
O pequeno principe
in Portuguese - 7a ed.
Cover of: Regulus vel pueri soli sapiunt
1961, Editit Fernandus Hazan
Regulus vel pueri soli sapiunt
in Latin
Cover of: The little prince.
1962, Penguin
The little prince.
in English
Cover of: Cậu hoàng con =
1966, Gió Bó̂n Phương
Cậu hoàng con =
in Vietnamese
Cover of: The Little Prince
June 1968, Harcourt
The Little Prince
in English
Cover of: Ang munting prinsipe
1969, Alemar/Phoenix
Ang munting prinsipe
in Tagalog
Cover of: The little prince
1970, Heinemann
The little prince
in English
Cover of: Petit Prince
June 1970, Houghton Mifflin (T)
Petit Prince
Cover of: The littleprince
1970, Heinemann
The littleprince
in English
Cover of: The little prince
1971, Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich
The little prince
in English
Cover of: El principito
1971, Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich
El principito
in Spanish
Cover of: The little prince
1971, Harcourt, Brace & World
The little prince
in English
Cover of: The little prince.
1971, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
The little prince.
in English - Anniversary ed.
Cover of: Hoshi no ōjisama
1972, Iwanami Shoten
Hoshi no ōjisama
in Japanese - Kaihan.
Cover of: Tenešu leʻul
1973, s.n.]
Tenešu leʻul
in Amharic
Cover of: El principito.
1973, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
El principito.
in Spanish
Cover of: Der kleine Prinz
1973, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Der kleine Prinz
in German
Cover of: Little Prince (Piccolo Books)
April 5, 1974, Pan Books
Little Prince (Piccolo Books)
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: The little prince
1975, Book Club Associates
The little prince
in English
Cover of: The Little Prince
July 1977, Perfection Learning Prebound
The Little Prince
Unknown Binding
Cover of: El principito
1977, Alianza Editorial
El principito
in Spanish
Cover of: Little Prince.
1979, Harcourt Brace
Little Prince.
in Undetermined
Cover of: Tann lítli prinsurin
1980, Egið forlag
Tann lítli prinsurin
in Faroese
Cover of: The Little Prince
1982, Piccolo in association with Heinemann
The Little Prince
in English
Cover of: Der kleine Prinz
1982, Karl Rauch Verlag
Der kleine Prinz
in German
Cover of: The little prince
1982, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
The little prince
in English - 1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
Cover of: The little prince
1982, Pan
The little prince
in English
Cover of: The Little Prince
1983, William Heinemann
The Little Prince
in English
Cover of: Little Prince
December 1984, Amereon Limited
Little Prince
Hardcover in English
Cover of: El principito = The little prince
1985, Passport Books
El principito = The little prince
in Spanish
Cover of: Regulus, vel, Pueri soli sapiunt
1985, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich
Regulus, vel, Pueri soli sapiunt
in Latin - 1st Harvest ed.
Cover of: The Little Prince
1988, The Trumpet Club
The Little Prince
in English
Cover of: Hoang tu be
1990, An Tiem
Hoang tu be
in Vietnamese - Xuat ban lan thu 3 tai hai ngoai.
Cover of: Mały książę
1991, Pax
Mały książę
in Polish - Wyd. 15.
Cover of: Il pičul princip
1992, col. ill.
Il pičul princip
in Raeto-Romance - Udin : Arti Grafiche Friulane, 1992.
Cover of: The little prince
1993, Harcourt Brace & Co.
The little prince
in English
Cover of: Malý princ
1994, Albatros
Malý princ
in Czech
Cover of: Malenʹkiĭ print︠s︡
1994, "Zolotoĭ petushok", Detskai︠a︡ literatura"
Malenʹkiĭ print︠s︡
in Russian
Cover of: Xiao wang zi
1994, Chen xing chu ban she, Zong jing xiao Zhi ji yu xian gong si
Xiao wang zi
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
Cover of: Shahrīyar-i kuchulu
1994, Intisharat-i Nigāh
Shahrīyar-i kuchulu
in Persian - Chap-i 2.
Cover of: The little prince
1995, G.K. Hall
The little prince
in English
Cover of: Mały książę
1995, Nasza Księgarnia
Mały książę
in Polish
Cover of: Māṇakulo rājakũvara
1995, Jāga Prakāśana
Māṇakulo rājakũvara
in Konkani
Cover of: The little prince
1995, Wordsworth
The little prince
in English
Cover of: The little prince
1995, Penguin
The little prince
in English - New ed.
Cover of: Little prince
1995, Wordsworth
Little prince
in English
Cover of: Xiao wang zi
1996, Ge lin wen hua
Xiao wang zi
in Chinese - 880-02 2 ban.
Cover of: Malenʹkiĭ print︠s︡
1996, EvroSistem
Malenʹkiĭ print︠s︡
in Russian
Cover of: Xiao wang zi
1997, Guo ji shao nian cun
Xiao wang zi
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
Cover of: The Little Prince (Wordsworth Collection) (Wordsworth Collection)
April 1, 1998, NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
The Little Prince (Wordsworth Collection) (Wordsworth Collection)
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
Cover of: Mali kraljević
1998, Znanje
Mali kraljević
in Croatian - 2. izd. u ovoj biblioteci.
Cover of: Ŏrin wangja
1999, Munye Chʻulpʻansa
Ŏrin wangja
in Korean - 880-02 Che 3-pʻan.
Cover of: Der kleine Prinz
1999, Karl Rauch
Der kleine Prinz
in German
Cover of: The Little Prince.
2000, HARCOURT
The Little Prince.
in English
Cover of: The Little Prince.
2000, HARCOURT
The Little Prince.
in English
Cover of: The Little Prince
2000, Egmont Books
The Little Prince
in English
Cover of: Il piccolo principe
2000, Bompiani
Il piccolo principe
in Italian
Cover of: O pequeno príncipe
2000, Agir
O pequeno príncipe
in Portuguese - 48. ed.
Cover of: ha-Nasikh ha-ḳaṭan
2000, ʻAm ʻoved
ha-Nasikh ha-ḳaṭan
in Hebrew - Hadpasah 39.
Cover of: El principito
2000, Leyenda
El principito
in Spanish
Cover of: The little prince
2000, Harcourt
The little prince
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Xiao wang zi
2001, Ha'erbin chu ban she
Xiao wang zi
in Chinese - 880-02 Di 1 ban.
Cover of: Regulus, vel, Pueri soli sapiunt
2001, Harcourt, Inc.
Regulus, vel, Pueri soli sapiunt
in English - 1st Harvest ed.
Cover of: Der kleine Prinz
2001, Harcourt
Der kleine Prinz
in German
Cover of: An prionsa beag
2002, Lagan Press
An prionsa beag
in Irish
Cover of: El principito
2002, Editores Mexicanos Unidos
El principito
in Spanish
Cover of: Ŏrin wangja
2002, Chʻaek i Innŭn Maŭl
Ŏrin wangja
in Korean - 880-02 Chʻopʻan.
Cover of: El principito
2002, Dolmen Ediciones
El principito
in Spanish
Cover of: The Little Prince
April 1, 2003, Harcourt Children's Books
The Little Prince
in English
Cover of: Pockrik ishkhan
2003, Zangak-97
Pockrik ishkhan
in Armenian
Cover of: Little Prince
October 4, 2004, EGMONT CHILDREN'S
Little Prince
Cover of: The Little Prince
April 20, 2005, Thorndike Press
The Little Prince
Paperback in English - 1 edition
Cover of: The Little Prince
May 3, 2005, Thorndike Press
The Little Prince
Hardcover in English - 1 edition
Cover of: O principezinho
2005, Editorial Presença, 2005.
O principezinho
in Portuguese - 25.a edição.

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