A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see the most extraordinary little fellow standing before him. Please, asks the stranger, draw me a sheep. And the pilot realises that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out a pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed the world forever for its readers. This stunning new edition of the classic children's book the little prince, includes the classic english translation by katherine woods and original colour illustrations which will capture the hearts of readers of all ages. Antoine de saint exupery 1900 1944 was born in lyons, france. He wrote the little prince in the united states during a two year self imposed exile from occupied france. Best known throughout the world as the author and illustrator of the little prince, saint exupery wrote several other books that have also become classics of world literature.