A pilot who has crash-landed in the Sahara Desert wakes up the next morning to a strange voice. 'Please … will you draw me a sheep!' it says. The voice, as he soon finds out, belongs to a little prince who has left his tiny planet to travel the universe. In response to this little man's many curious questions, the pilot begins to draw a number of images and slowly comes to understand the truths about life in all its peculiarity and strangeness.
The Little Prince was first published in 1943 and has since been translated into more than 250 languages. A remarkable story told with enduring charm, it soon became one of the most widely read books in the world and continues to delight readers of all ages.
Pan Macmillan; December 2017
- ISBN: 9781509893478
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- Title: The Little Prince
- Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Imprint: Pan Macmillan India
About The Author
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, born in Lyon on 29 June 1900, was a French writer and aviator. In 1921, he began his military service and trained as a pilot, and at the outbreak of the Second World War, he joined the French Air Force flying reconnaissance missions. Later, he joined the Free French Forces, but while flying a mission in Rhône valley on 31 July 1944, he disappeared and was never seen again. It was assumed that he was shot down over the Mediterranean. An unidentifiable body wearing French colours was found several days later and buried in Carqueiranne that September.