4 February 2014

Review: The Little Prince

Reviewer: Kelsey
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 85
Rating: 9 out of 10

Summary (de Goodread): Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

Thoughts: I read this in high school French class and I enjoyed it then so I decided to read it in English for fun. I figured that I would get more out of it and I think I did.

My favourite part of the story is when the narrator is drawing the goat for the little prince. I think he has it spot on when he talks about adults not having the best imagination. Imagination is something that we should do our best to hold onto especially as readers because it is so important to be able to visualize. 

I love that the author is able to put so many truths into so few pages. It covers everything from friendships to adventure. It's really useful, little truths for life. 

Also, you don't have to read this book all in one sitting. You can take it in bites. I recommend reading a bit but then thinking about what you read. It isn't meant to just be purely for entertainment. 

I get so much from this novel in French and English.  I recommend taking a look at it. It's short so what could it hurt?

I think it is one of those books that you read to your kids. I love it.


  1. LOVE THIS LITTLE BOOK! my daughter who is an English teacher recommended it to me. thanks for sharing!

  2. OMG!!! This one is my favorite book :) I love it and once in a while I read it because it makes me so happy.
    I never read it in its original language.
    I'm glad you like it as well


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