The Planet of the Wind - Little Prince Graphic Novel Book One
I went into this skeptical but it was worse than I could have imagined. The art was okay but the story barely held together. The Little Prince character felt like an afterthought and bore little resemblance to his namesake in appearance or spirit. And the whole snake thing was lame. Feb 28, Bethany B. Although independently this book might have some funny humor, good story, and creative premise, using the Little Prince as an upbeat child detective with a grumpy fox sidekick to save the planet from global climate change is unforgivable.
A great betrayal by the Saint-Exupery estate. Oct 16, Benjamin rated it really liked it Shelves: illustrated-stories. Beautiful and mesmerizing. Jul 31, Annie Watkins rated it it was ok Shelves: graphic-novels , juvenile , children-s. Why are snakes always depicted as being evil.
Pretty pictures though. Apr 22, Kaitlyn Luzar rated it liked it Shelves: exploring-assignment , exploring-choice. This book was organized in a traditional manner and thee author used a sense of humor throughout the book. The illustrations were engaging and gave me excitement. The Little Prince had super powers and I thought this gave the book power. I thought the book could have been written better, although this was still a lovely book for young readers.
Mar 18, Emmie rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Age. Read The Little Prince first. This book was pretty confusing and not super exciting. I'm picky about my graphic novels, though, so it could be just me being picky. Jan 31, Andy Hickman rated it really liked it. It was a cute reimagining. The art was excellent and the story was easy to follow.
I would say this would be great for year olds. Jan 20, Jelena Ajdarevic rated it it was amazing Shelves: angelsheart85 , ajdarevic. I was so skeptical but this turned out to be a fantastic read! Jan 10, Sem rated it liked it Shelves: sequential-art. It's possible that one's response to this series depends on how one feels about the novel. I hate it, so Jul 13, Harold Ogle rated it liked it Shelves: comics , mv-library.
This is a comic book series "inspired" by The Little Prince , which is sure to get a lot of people's danders up, seeing as how that book is almost universally loved.
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If you loved the book and you've read it recently, as an adult, and still love it , then you probably won't like what's been done here. I can't tell whether the authors of this comic loved the ideas of the book as children and based a comic on their fuzzy memories of the book, or whether they intentionally departed from the book's t This is a comic book series "inspired" by The Little Prince , which is sure to get a lot of people's danders up, seeing as how that book is almost universally loved. I can't tell whether the authors of this comic loved the ideas of the book as children and based a comic on their fuzzy memories of the book, or whether they intentionally departed from the book's themes, but what I can say is that, for me, this is so much better than the book!
To have an allegorical comic about a depressive space traveler in a codependent relationship with a passive-aggressive flower would have had me rending my clothes and gouging my eyes. What we have instead is a compassionate space traveler who can talk to animals. That's nice. But again, if you revere the source material, you're going to despise this, because the author here plays fast and loose with "The Little Prince:" he's now a cross between Little Nemo, Harold of the Purple Crayon , and Green Lantern, a pacifistic action hero who can draw objects into being in order to defend the universe against evil.
Oh, and the fox, who was such a jerk to him in the original, is his buddy and sidekick. And the snake, whom he loved so much he entrusted him with his lethal injection in the book, is now an evil cosmic force that he is dedicated to oppose on every world. Can you see why I prefer this comic version? In this volume, the Prince and the Fox arrive on a planet of perpetual ice, where airborne creatures resembling jellyfish melt the ice with their tentacles and then absorb the water to live.
Humans live on the world in symbiosis with these floaters, as the only place they can survive is in the areas where the floaters maintain warmth enough for life. But the snake has infiltrated this society and is working to destroy it through a feud between the autocrat and his son.
The artwork here reminds me quite a bit of Amulet , which may be because of the color palette, or maybe the talking animals, but in any case it's a good thing. I really enjoy this reworking on the Little Prince as a hero out to help people not just a coquettish flower. There's no allegory at all, and there's at least a dozen volumes in this comic book series, both of which are big positives for me.
I will certainly continue to read this. The description in the front of the book of these things also completely misses what proves to be his greatest strength- understanding people and good friends.
The overall result becomes a bit didactic even if it is a fun fantasy adventure no worse than any other and has decently good art with cool perspectives and nice color palettes. Somehow I can never get used to the tendency of graphic novels to radically switch styles with guest artists covering the same characters.
The Little Prince travels around the Universe with his companion the Little Fox, chasing after The Serpent - who causes mischief and mayhem wherever he goes. The people living on the planet also depend on the wind to keep their city in the sky. The Prince and the Fox have to help these people figure out what the pirates want, get t The Little Prince travels around the Universe with his companion the Little Fox, chasing after The Serpent - who causes mischief and mayhem wherever he goes. The Prince and the Fox have to help these people figure out what the pirates want, get the winds back, and find out where the Serpent is causing harm.
I thought this was a picture book, but it reads more like a graphic novel. Jan 15, Kate rated it did not like it Shelves: books-read-in I worship the original 'The Little Prince' book, and checked out 4 of these from the library in a spurt of great enthusiasm, sure that even if I didn't love them their connection to the original story would be enough to keep me interested. I was very wrong. The art in this book is good, but that is literally the only positive thing I have to say about it.
I did not even finish it, and in a book of only 56 pages, many of which are just pictures, I think that really says something about the low qu I worship the original 'The Little Prince' book, and checked out 4 of these from the library in a spurt of great enthusiasm, sure that even if I didn't love them their connection to the original story would be enough to keep me interested.
I did not even finish it, and in a book of only 56 pages, many of which are just pictures, I think that really says something about the low quality. There is literally nothing redeeming about the plot, the characters, or the tone of the book, and it in fact does not even make sense, either as a stand alone or as a shout out to the original book. Extremely disappointing. Aug 17, Caroline Herfindahl rated it did not like it. I am not a fan of graphic novels or comic books so I wasn't really expecting to like this.
Especially since I don't know that you can do justice to anything not from the original Le Petit Prince but I picked this up on a whim when I saw it in the young readers section of our local library. It felt a little like they were trying too hard to moralize or philosophize with the story. I also usually find that graphic stories depend too much on dialogue to carry a story and it just doesn't work. Maybe I am not a fan of graphic novels or comic books so I wasn't really expecting to like this. Maybe the rest of the stories in the series tie together and would make this work but I don't know if I'll try.
Jan 15, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: graphic-novel. The Little Prince is off on new adventures to save the universe from the snake who is gobbling up planets by bringing out the worst in their inhabitants. The Little Prince starts his adventure on a planet who's main source of energy is the wind and it has truly magnificent devices for harnessing the wind for power , but someone is stealing the wind and the planet is slowly becoming encased in ice and snow. The illustrations for this graphic novel were fantastic! After I was done reading it, I we The Little Prince is off on new adventures to save the universe from the snake who is gobbling up planets by bringing out the worst in their inhabitants.
After I was done reading it, I went back and just looked at them. I loved the wind-devices very "wind-punk". Mar 30, Jeni Enjaian rated it liked it Shelves: read-in , children-s-literature , graphic-novels. I requested this book from the library by mistake. I had intended to pick up the original but somehow got this one instead. I'm not really sure how to read a children's book, especially a children's book that's just a little more than a glorified comic book.
The Planet of the Wind - Little Prince Graphic Novel Book One
It was kind of so-so. The main conflict between the king and his son, so hyped at the beginning, ended up being pretty much meaningless. I wouldn't recommend this book. Now I need to get my hands on the original. I only checked this out from my local library because of curiosity, after I ran across it while searching for something else. Perhaps for a child, this graphic novel would be entertaining enough on its own to be satisfying.
But for any adult, like me, who was looking for a book comprised of profound allegorical and symbolic meaning like the source material, you'll only be disappointed. Dec 11, Jessalyn King rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , graphic-novel. The translation on this was horrid.
THE PLANET OF WIND by Delphine Dubos , Dorison Guillaume , Élyum Studio | Kirkus Reviews
Every line was stilted and overacted and basically sounded worse than a bad high-school play. And there were parts that skipped the reasoning went from "we have a problem" to "I'll tell you everything! I'm not sure that would be fixed in the original language. The art was gorgeous though. It was basically included like a robber that was trying to steal wind and he was actually the captains son and there was a snake and it was an evil snake who destroys planets. The Little Prince had a friend fox. Jan 12, Louise Bendall rated it it was amazing Shelves: kids-comics.
This graphic novel series imagines new adventures and journeys for the Little Prince. It's not the original Little Prince story. Beautifully illustrated, sweet story for young readers. Cancel Insert. Go to Link Unlink Change. Cancel Create Link. Disable this feature for this session. Rows: Columns:. Enter the URL for the tweet you want to embed. This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for: Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.
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