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The Little Prince (French Le Petit Prince), published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s most famous novel, which he wrote while staying at a hotel in New York City.

Ostensibly a children’s book, it makes several profound and idealistic points about life and love. In it, Saint-Exupéry imagines himself stranded in the Sahara Desert, thousands of kilometers away from inhabited places, where he meets a young extra-terrestrial (though entirely human-appearing) prince…

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Yazberry
Yazberry posted over 8 years ago

totally spun out by the fact that this book is on here! i had to read this book in french for french class in year 12 and loved it. And last year, i found an english version in my little brother’s school bookclub and had to get it. the english version is good, but doesn’t do the book the same justice as in french. such an incredible story, for children and for adults, because it draws the connection between children and adults for the first time. as in, adults were once children and if they continue to see life through the same way that they saw it as children, then people might be happier and get along just that much better. such a feelgood book that opens your eyes to the truths that we seem to forget about and take for granted each day. Get it and read it

succubus
succubus posted over 8 years ago

Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy of the drawing.

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In the book it said: “Boa constrictors swallow their prey whole, without chewing it. After that they are not able to move, and they sleep through the six months that they need for digestion.”

I pondered deeply, then, over the adventures of the jungle. And after some work with a colored pencil I succeeded in making my first drawing. My Drawing Number One. It looked something like this:

....

I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them.

But they answered: “Frighten? Why should any one be frightened by a hat?”

My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. But since the grown-ups were not able to understand it, I made another drawing: I drew the inside of a boa constrictor, so that the grown-ups could see it clearly. They always need to have things explained. My Drawing Number Two looked like this: ...

The grown-ups’ response, this time, was to advise me to lay aside my drawings of boa constrictors, whether from the inside or the outside, and devote myself instead to geography, history, arithmetic, and grammar. That is why, at the age of six, I gave up what might have been a magnificent career as a painter. I had been disheartened by the failure of my Drawing Number One and my Drawing Number Two. Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

notdeconcentrate
notdeconcentrate posted over 8 years ago

Not just a children’s book..no matter what age, we can take something valuable away from it.

notdeconcentrate
notdeconcentrate posted over 8 years ago

Not just a children’s book..no matter what age, we can take something valuable away from it.

“It is only with the heart that once can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Ezanee
Ezanee posted over 8 years ago

My girlfriend got me a copy of this book. I really like it.

lilo2
lilo2 posted over 7 years ago

my favorite is “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.” and “He was just a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But I made him my friend, and now he is unique in the world.”

Cathy70
Cathy70 posted over 7 years ago

I really dislike the Little Prince. I hate that Rose of his. It almost gives credence to the fact that an emotionally abusive relationship is acceptable and is love the way he keeps running back to that Rose that offers him nothing in return except her snipes and demands and dramatic games.

pammy
pammy posted over 7 years ago

One of the best.

eve-e
eve-e posted over 7 years ago

this book is so amazing! “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Ezanee
Ezanee posted over 7 years ago

That is true.

I like what the author said about finding beauty and treasure in the desert.

Nicha
Nicha posted over 7 years ago

i cried a bit when the prince died….

“There was nothing but a flash of yellow close to his ankle. He remained motionless for an instant. He did not cry out. He fell as gently as a tree falls. There was not even any sound, because of the sand.”

it was so sudden, so beautiful, and yet, so sad.

MrCornflake
MrCornflake posted over 7 years ago

Perfect little book.

jesslei
jesslei posted over 7 years ago

i read the book while I am sad. It calms me down and re-think about things that happened. I absolutely love this book.

JiJae
JiJae posted over 7 years ago

This book is weird bu tin a funny way im only in french 2 but was in advance french and the upper class read it.. than wen i went ot france ther was alot of stuff bout it.. kinda frekyyy…LOL

Liane
Liane posted over 7 years ago

fuckin stupid book had to study it in french its gd for children but not for a level students!

Nicha
Nicha posted over 7 years ago

it’s a shame the prince didnt win you over. oh well. we’re all entitled to have an opinion.

In_Vogue
In_Vogue posted over 7 years ago

An absolutely astonishing book.

Purelica
Purelica posted over 7 years ago
Aah, the nostalgia, the bitter-sweet memories...
i had dinner w/ my ex-bf @ the restaurant where saint-exupery was from! it was lovely!
Brother Michael
Brother Michael posted over 6 years ago

I read this when I was in 4th grade, and I had to read it again this year for some class at school. Its amazing how different it is now, back then I dont think that I completly appreciated how well written this book was.

cerveza
cerveza posted over 6 years ago

è un po' riduttivo definirlo "un libro per bambini"...lo adoro!

_aerith_
_aerith_ posted over 6 years ago
my first and favorite book!
jinel
jinel posted over 6 years ago

the story is really nice! i like it.. and i did cry at the last part..__ cute little prince in the movie!^^

kawaiiBOOM
kawaiiBOOM posted over 6 years ago
Awww. I cried when I read this. T__T
Then I read it again when I was 12 or something and I cried again. T_T
This book is so meaningful. The kids of today should learn from it.
siput137
siput137 posted over 6 years ago

do you read this book??

CieL
CieL posted over 6 years ago
Tiz z really amazing book..>.<
goats
goats posted over 6 years ago

HAS ANYONE SEEN THE MOVIE?? it’s campy as hell and i heart it

BrianneDion
BrianneDion posted over 5 years ago

People often ASK me for FAMOUS people's FAVORITE book, now I've include their favorite books:


 http://famouspick.blogspot.com

 

cheers
elf.1993
elf.1993 posted over 4 years ago

LovE it ^^

http://www.lepetitprince.com/#/en/

zunee
zunee posted over 3 years ago

its best ….