A big part of my childhood memories include books. Books I read in school, books I read at the library or just books we had hanging around at home. When I was a young child I loved to read. One of the most popular stories of my childhood and many others is “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint Exupery. It was a sweet, fantasy story about this little prince who travelled planet to planet with fantastic stories to tell. I remember they had even made a cartoon about it as my brother and I enjoyed watching it as much as well.
I was thrilled when the good people over at Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. asked me if I would like to review a new-aged version of the well-known book, The Little Prince: Graphic Novel, a new edition of this beloved story by acclaimed comic artist Joann Sfar. As a long time fan of The Little Prince, this is a refreshing new look at one of my fondest childhood memories, and one of my daughters now too!
The Little Prince Graphic Novel has amazing artwork, unlike anything seen before for this type of story, the drawings create a new aged way to look at a childhood memory. The story is written of course in a comic-book like way, it is pretty easy to read and something I know my daughter will enjoy for years to come as she is just beginning to read. We chose The Little Prince Graphic Novel as our bedtime story the night we got the book. Of course being as long as it is it had to be read in parts over a couple of nights but overall my daughter and I really enjoyed it. The pictures are vibrant and the story itself keeps its original glow. She loves being read to and enjoys most books this one was no exception! Another great book to add to our ever-growing collection for our kids to cherish as they grow up and get reading on their own!
After being stranded in a desert after a crash, a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet and his search for what is most important in life.
For more than sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince has captured the hearts and minds of its readers. The whimsical story with a fairy-tale touch has sold more than 80 million copies in 230 languages. This exciting graphic adaptation features beautiful new artwork by Joann Sfar. Hand-chosen by Saint-Exupery’s French publishers for his literary style and sensitivity to the original, Sfar has endeavored to recreate this beloved story, both honoring the original and stretching it to new heights. A vibrant, visual gift for longtime fans and those experiencing the story for the first time.
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