The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
genre: children’s story, allegory
A classic children’s story that is so much more than just a children’s story. Find out why I gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars!
(Taken from Goodreads)
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.
I met up with my writing friend Samantha the other day and as soon as I saw her, she gave me The Little Prince and told me I had to read it. I knew this was a big deal since she’s very particular about who can read her books and I was honoured to be trusted with her new copy.
It’s a small book and even though I’d normally say, “I’m too busy to read a novel because of university work,” I decided to read this book. After all, it is tiny and I finished it in less than two hours. It really is such a beautifully touching novel and while I don’t think it touched my heart as much as for some others, I can already tell it’s a book that will stick with me for many years to come. Maybe for a lifetime. Continue reading