Here's a risky artistic venture: messing with a beloved children's classic. However, The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is over sixty years old now, and we have a suspicion that it is not as beloved by today's generation of parents as it once was, and, as a result, kids are in the dark about it's greatness. So, bringing it back to life in graphic novel form does have a purpose, and we can't think of anyone better suited for the task than Joann Sfar, whose delicate and nuanced line, while quite different from Saint-Exupéry's, is nonetheless well suited to representing the magical visions of childhood, as readers of his Sardine series already know. A very European and quite boyish boyhood is here, along with a fabulous, practically paradigmatic, fabrication of a father and son relationship that is a joy. Take a look at this when you get a chance. This is a great gift for someone.