Author(s): Antoine de Saint-Exupery
This is a stunning and bold graphic adaptation from Antoine de Saint-Exupery'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. And 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. Over 100,000 copies sold of the French edition of the graphic novel and rights sold for 23 different foreign language graphic novel editions. Estimated worldwide sales of the original book are over 80 million copies, including audio. It is published in 230 languages. It is the winner of the Youth Essential Prize 2009 at Angouleme International Comics Festival. Star's distinctive illustrations capture the essence of this much-loved tale.
Joann Sfar is one of the most talented French comic artists working today. He has written or collaborated on over 100 books. In the USA, he's best known for his children's books, Little Vampire Goes to School (a New York Times bestseller), and Little Vampire Does Kung Fu! (nominated for an Eisner Award). Sfar was awarded the prestigious Jury Prize at Angouleme for The Rabbi's Cat. He is also the director of the highly-acclaimed biopic of Serge Gainsbourg's life. Joann lives in Paris. Sarah Ardizzone has won the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation for Daniel Pennac's The Eye of the Wolf and Timothee de Fombelle's Toby Alone. Sarah lives in London SW2.