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Cover of: Petit prince | 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.

83 editions First published in 1943

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

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