The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943, Reynal & Hitchcock
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a wonderful children’s book that has been very influential over the years. This book was originally written in French in 1943 and since then has been translated in many different languages, including english. This is a book about a pilot who crashes in the Sahara desert. The pilot is the narrator of the story. After his crash, he meets a little blonde boy. Also known as the little prince. The little prince takes the pilot on many adventures. To find out about these interactions and adventures between the little prince and the pilot, read The Little Prince. Once you start, you won’t be able to put it down! This book is important for many reasons in my opinion. It really nicely highlights the imagination of little kids so that they can relate to it. With the pilot being an adult and the prince being a child, the book also highlights the power differences between adults and children as well as how they think differently. Children have such wonderfully simple yet fantastic minds and this book really plays on that well. Since being released, this book has made quite the splash! So many people love it and it has received numerous awards and recognitions. It was even made into a movie by Netflix. If you haven’t see it, its great for a Netflix and chill night. This is great for the reader who has a very vivid imagination and loves to go on very strange yet satisfying adventures through reading.
- Teacher resource guide (Playhouse Square)
- Study Guide
- If you liked The Little Prince, check out Nobody’s Boy by Hector Malot or The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren