Written By: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Read: June 8,2015
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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.
It is always hard to review a classic, what can I say that hasn’t already been said? While I may not be able to tell you anything you haven’t already heard I can tell you that I am so happy that I read this. What a joy to be able to know this book and everything in it for myself. It is beautiful and sad and at the same time whimsical and fun.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
2015 Reading Challenge- A Book That Was Originally Written in a Different Language
Recommended for Fans of: Classics, Children’s Fiction
Suggested to Read Next: To Kill a Mockingbird