The Little Prince is all grown up

The Return of the Young Prince is now available in local bookstores!

 

(SPOT.ph) In 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry published The Little Prince, a novella that would later be the subject of many film adaptations such as the 2015 Mark Osborne version, and even local plays such as Layeta Bucoy's Prinsipe Munti. It also became the fourth most translated book in the world, with millions of copies sold annually to this day. This classic is not only well-loved by kids but also by kids-at-heart who can't help but marvel at the tale of the pilot and how he met our adventurous little prince.

 

 

Fast forward to September 1, 2016, and the little prince is still as adventurous as he can be, except he's all grown up and now a teenager. Written by Alejandro Guillermo Roemmers with illustrations by Pietari Posti, The Return of the Young Prince (Oneworld Publications) follows the golden-haired boy who once again sets off to explore the universe. He returns to Earth and finds himself in the vast plains of Patagonia. "It is a simple, poetic story in which I try to convey the experiences and knowledge I have accumulated down the years...I wrote this book in nine days of isolation," revealed Roemmers through the book's official website. The sequel has a foreword written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s nephew.

 

 

It’s only been less than a couple of months since the book became available in local bookstores but we heard that Fully Booked (hardbound, P539) just restocked its shelves and National Book Store’s (trade paperback, P449) second order is already on its way. We can’t wait to get our hands on it ourselves!

 

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