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The Little Prince

Saint-Exuprey, Antoine de, 1900-1944 (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.
Authors: Saint-Exuprey, Antoine de, 1900-1944
Statement of Responsibility: written and illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupery ; translated from the French by Richard Howard
Uniform Title: Petit prince. English
Title: The little prince
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 83 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary: An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.
Subject Headings: Fairy tales
Topical Term: Fairy tales
Additional Contributors: Howard, Richard - 1929-
LCCN: 99050439
ISBN: 0152023984
9780152023980
0156012197
9780156012195
Branch Call Number: J FIC S
Research Call Number: JFE 01-6631
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May 22, 2011
  • csbryant rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Little Prince is a beloved children’s book. For some reason, I have never read it until now. I remember seeing the original French in my grade 2 classroom and being intrigued by the pictures, but I never actually picked it up.

de Saint-Exupéry first encounters the Little Prince in the Sahara desert six years before he wrote his book. While only a child, the Little Prince is full of much wisdom. He teaches de Saint-Exupéry to look beyond the obvious and take in the bigger picture, to rid his heart of prejudice, and cease to be narrow-minded.

The Little Prince is full of wonder and amazement. He never ceases asking questions. He is always seeking to obtain more knowledge. He represents the child in all of us; he is pure and full of love. The Little Prince is the story of how we are all kids at heart. Inside of every grown-up concerned with “matters of consequence” is a child struggling to break free.

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