No story is more beloved by children and grownups alike than this wise, enchanting fable. One day, the author reminisces, when his plane was forced down in the Sahara a thousand miles from help, he encountered a most extraordinary small person. 'The Little Prince' lived alone on a tiny planet no larger than a house. He owned three volcanoes, two active and one extinct. He also owned a flower, unlike any flower in all the galaxy, of great beauty and of inordinate pride. It was this pride that ruined the serenity of the Little Prince's world and started him on the interplanetary travels that brought him to Earth, where he learned finally, from a fox, the secret of what is really important in life. There are a few stories that in some way, in some degree, change the world forever for their readers. This is one.