The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Peter Sís (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
May 27, 2014
Pages
48
Dimensions
9.36 X 12.33 X 0.46 inches | 1.17 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374380694

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About the Author

Peter Sís is the internationally renowned author and/or illustrator of many books for children. He received Caldecott Honors for Starry Messenger, Tibet Through the Red Box, and Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. He is the recipient of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration and the 2015 Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award, and has also been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He has lived in and around New York City since 1984.

Reviews

"*Sis' mystically touched style enhances this biography of famous French aviator and author Saint-Exupery." --BCCB, STARRED REVIEW

"Visually stunning, this accumulation of words, pictures, and design takes you to The Little Prince, or back to it, with fresh understanding and admiration." --The Horn Book

"Sís' works are less picture books than little miracles of design, a craft he now devotes to a biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince. That de Saint-Exupéry's life was interesting in its own right--growing up fatherless, pioneering ever-more dangerous airmail delivery routes, flying in WWII--is nearly besides the point, because Sís has created such a compelling, multilayered visual treat." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"*Sís's handling of the aviator's last flight and disappearance strikes just the right notes of mystery, majesty, and quiet wonder that connect the life and longings of Saint-Exupéry to those of his young, fictional friend. Brilliant bookmaking." --School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"*Extraordinary and wonderful." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Gorgeous, densely imagined, yet fragmented in its telling, this narrative will send readers beyond The Little Prince to hear more of this mind-boggling story." --Publishers Weekly