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

By SÍS, Peter

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ISBN
9780374380694
Publisher
Farrar Frances Foster


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 4 Up—As in his works about other restless souls who charted their courses by the stars and pondered big questions (Columbus, Galileo, Darwin), Sís's picture-book biography of the famous French aviator and author comprises multiple layers. Trim but informative sentences ground the pages where text appears ("When he was four years old, his father died unexpectedly. The boy wondered, Where did he go?"). Sensitive readers will follow that question into the heart of the story that encompasses Saint-Exupéry's childhood, passion for flying, experiences with military an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2014

On glorious blue endpapers, an airplane loops across a map of the world, its contrail made of words that seem to dissolve on the page. The pointillist style of the map's outline suggests both stargazing and looking through a microscope. So Sís foreshadows the scope of this picture book biography, simultaneously grand and intimate, and its tone: subtle, playful, and mysterious. The narrative includes a history ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

This visually stunning picture book biography includes a history of airplanes and pilots, the beginnings of air mail, two world wars, and ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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