The Little Prince

By Joann Sfar

A stunning graphic adaptation from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's exceptional, iconic and classic children's book Le Petit Prince.

A lone pilot stranded in the desert is awoken by a little prince, and they become friends. The prince comes from a tiny nameless planet far away. All that exists on his planet are three volcanoes and a flower. Yet, when the flower became difficult to please, like and understand, the little prince left in search of new friends and places. Only when face to face with the absurdities of the adult world, does he finally realize how special all that he has really is to him.

Categories: Graphic Novel

For readers aged: 8+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406325447
  • Published: 04 Oct 2010
  • Price: £15.00
  • Size: 300 x 230 mm
  • Pages: 112

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Customer reviews


'A brave and striking adaptation of the classic philosophical tale, the treatment of this version of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been sensitively handled and the translation of the inspirational story into graphic novel form is successful. Beautifully produced, this is a gift for Christmas campaigns which should be a hit with the adult graphic novel market too.' The Bookseller

'Stylish illustrations and the graphic format make it immediately accessible for new readers and it will appeal to all.' The Bookseller

'Brave and striking….' The Bookseller

'Has an enduring appeal and charm.' The Bookseller

'A gorgeous thing.' Forbidden Planet Blog

'What a wonderful idea…A book that defies age and genre and demands re-reading.' The Independent on Sunday

'Sfar’s art is bright and full of life, simple and occasionally grotesque when Saint-Exupéry’s allegory calls for it. This adaptation is a fine way to revitalise the magic and wisdom of the little prince.' The Irish Times

'The classic story is given a dramatic reinterpretation in this superb graphic novel. Striking a balance between faithfully representing the original story with it’s gentle philosophical message, and creating an original narrative is risky – but this captivating version breathes fresh life into a story that many young readers nay have missed , and many older ones will want to revisit in this new format.' Daily Mail

'A beautiful, poignant and often very funny book as you'd expect from the creator of RABBI'S CAT, this adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic won the Youth Essential Prize 2009 at Angoulême, and deservedly so.' Page 45

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