The Little Prince

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Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Title: The Little Prince
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and World
Year of publication: 1943
Place of publication: New York
Translator: Katherine Woods
Place of Purchase: Autumn Leaves, Ithaca, NY
Purchase cost: Around 10 USD
Ownership: Gift
General comments: We found this book in one of our favorite places to spend time in
on the Ithaca Commons, the secondhand bookstore Autumn Leaves. This book hasIMG_20151003_163412
been my favorite since I was a child, and I do not own a copy currently, so my boyfriend got it for me as a present. We loved that there were already two inscriptions inside, and of course, added one of our own. We were rather heartbroken that Birch and/or his parents would abandon a book gifted with so much love (Uncle Mike is obviously the best kind of uncle anyone could ever ask for!), and felt like we had to give this book a home.
Transcription of inscriptions:
Nov 2006
Birch,
You are a wonderful little boy, and special enough that someday you will find your very own little asteroid someday.
I love you very much,
Uncle Mike

dec “72”
Jimmy,
You are special, as your own person, and to me. You are most like the Little Prince. not everyone will appreciate it though -asteroid B-612 isn’t for everybody _ _ _ _ _ just special ones –
Merry Christmas
Love,
Cindi

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Pratiti,
Here, for my favorite girl: Her favorite book 🙂 I hope it brings you lots of happiness! (I also hope you have time to read it this semester… which I’m sure you will!)
Good luck this year and lots of love to my habibti,
Karroum ❤
Aug 2015
Submitted by: Pratiti Deb