As a child, Antoine dreamed of flying. His dream was realized when he became a pilot, first serving France during World War I, then working as an international mail courier. As he wrote letters to his family describing the foreign countries he visited, he soon discovered that writing contained its own sense of adventure. His stories showed a childlike fascination with the world, culminating with The Little Prince, one of the best-selling books ever published.
Disclaimer: I received a free preview copy with the request that I review it.
That said, this copy is not in the final bound form. I will buy a copy.
This mini-biography of author and pilot Antoine de Saint Exupéry is evidently condensed to fit the book's format. Herein you get a tender overview of the man's life though it is conspicuously missing some of the more nuanced and darker elements of his story.
The language Landmann employs is neither childlike nor too lofty. The illustrations are uncomplicated, yet require close attention to plumb their depths.
This was an unbound galley copy of a book to be published by Eerdman's. I highly recommend it for older children (10-12) who enjoyed reading, or having [The Little Prince] read to them, at a younger age.