As I reread Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince for the umpteenth time, I realize, once again, what a lovely story and charming illustrations the author offers his readers. Alas, even after the many readings, I still must look up the occasional French word in the dictionary which follows the tale in the study edition pictured on the left. I bought the book second-hand many years ago for a French class, and my copy is old and tattered. The illustrations are in black and white, and not all are included in the inexpensive study edition.
On the right is the beautifully illustrated (in watercolor) English edition which I bought for my children when they were young. The Little Prince is a tale for children and grown-ups, and, though my children enjoyed the book, none were quite as taken with it as I, for I never tire of reading the story over again.
Once again, I reread the story, and I loved the enchanting little prince even more than I remembered.
If you are unfamiliar with the book and want to know more, further information on the author, a description of the characters, and a summary of the plot may be found here.