A pilot—a most unusual and sensitive fellow—makes a forced landing in the desert. There he meets a little prince, who sees things as a child does, with the heart rather than the eyes. This compact edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless classic, for children and adults of all ages, features line drawings based on his original watercolors. "Children quite naturally see with the heart, the essential is clearly visible to them. The little fox will move them simply by being a fox. They will not need his secret until they have forgotten it and have to find it again. I think, therefore, that The Little Prince will shine upon children with a sidewise gleam. It will strike them in some place that is not the mind and glow there until the time comes for them to comprehend it. Yet even in saying this I am conscious of drawing a line between grown-ups and children. And I do not believe that line exists."—P.L. Travers 127.