Puffin Clothbound Classics is a series of much-loved stories from classic children's literature, brought together by Puffin in beautiful hardback volumes.
The timeless, enchanting story of the little prince who lives on a tiny planet with three volcanoes and a haughty flower, which he must protect from the baobabs, the bad seeds. The rulers of the other planets he visits all suffer from the cares and stupidities of the everyday world. Only the little prince, through his clear, loving eyes, knows that the simplest of things can be of the utmost importance.
Translated by T. V. F. Cuffe, and with the original illustrations, the story is complete and unabridged.
This simple, beautiful fable has captured the imaginations of both adults and children ever since it was first published in the 1940s. Now considered a contemporary classic, it is a book to share and to treasure.