NOTE: This series of boxes, Le Petit Prince, a limited
edition, is about to be completed and final orders are being taken only
May 30, 2003. After that the only boxes available in the series will
be whatever we have left in stock. If you are interested, please place
immediately because they may run out of numbers before May 30.
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It is interesting how a book that appeared to be written for children actually turned out to be an analogy dealing with world problems that were occurring at the time of the writing of it. Moreover, the ideas expressed, using these apparently simple characters, were really very complex and way beyond anything that could possibly have been understood by a child. And yet, children loved the book and it was only in retrospect that the real messages of the book became apparent. It has since been analyzed and reanalyzed repeatedly by scholars and students of philosophy. In fact, it has become a cult classic and there are entire sites on the Internet that are devoted to the analysis of this book that remains a children's classic to this day. As I think about it, it can best be compared to a layer cake. There are layer after layer of meanings and possible meanings to this book depending upon who the reader is.
These boxes were designed and produced by Artoria under a licensing agreement with the Estate of the author and are a limited edition of 1000 pieces world-wide. All pieces are numbered and signed. The pieces shown here are all numbered as a group. We have two complete sets, one set numbered 14 and one set numbered 15. I will try to hold #14 as a set for as long as I can.
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C. The Pilot's First Drawing, The Snake Box. The Pilot drew a boa constrictor which had eaten an elephant. Those who were shown the drawing thought it was a hat. "Only a person of true understanding" saw The Snake. The elephant is dimensional and removable. The clasp is a very tiny flower. Inside the box, "Grown-ups never understand anything." Retail: About $131.00. Our price: $119.90.
D. The Box and The Sheep. The Little Prince asked The Pilot to draw him a picture of a sheep. The Pilot draws a box and a sheep inside of it. "Only a person of true understanding" sees The Sheep.The sheep is dimensional and removable. The box appears as a wooden box and has air holes on the front of it. The clasp is a very tiny flower. Retail: About $167.00. Our price: $150.90. NEW
E. The King Box. The Prince meets the King of a neighboring asteroid who labors under the delusion that he rules the world. He doesn't, of course, and a lesson is learned by The Prince, "The importance of free will." Inside the box, "I rule over everything." painted, and a crown which is dimensional and removable. Retail: About $239.00. Our Price. $215.90. NEW
Elayne's recommended reading: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Biographical Note: Saint-Exupéry, a Frenchman, was a writer and a pilot and was lost when his plane did not return from a mission during the Second World War.
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"The Little Prince and
Trailing behind the great
bird always was a smaller peahen, who was rather
this peacock is, " thought the Little Prince. "How very
One day the Little Prince
stopped the fragile-looking peahen as she followed
"My name is Séverine.
I have not spoken to anyone for so long! For years I
The peahen continued, in
a hushed tone. " Life rushes at us all at once! It
At that moment, the eyes
of the Little Prince and Séverine were drawn to a
moment has its poetry, if we allow ourselves to savor it.
the Little Prince continued, "Let us use our time to enjoy this
The Little Prince led Séverine
to a special rock, from which they could see
"Listen to the ocean
moan and sigh, Séverine! It is like holding the most
The peahen nodded in agreement.
It was time for silence. Together the two
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