The Little Prince by Antione de Saint-Expurey: Book Review

The Little Prince, written and illustrated by Antione de Saint-Expurey, is a beautiful story about loneliness, friendship, sadness, and love.

It’s one of my  personal favourite reads not just for its honesty but because it encourages the reader to build castles in the air.

The prince is a small boy from a tiny planet who travels the universe, seeking wisdom. On his journey, he discovers the unpredictable nature of adults.

“All grown-ups were once children… but only a few of them remember it.”

It’s a thoughtful book that some readers will find happy and others will find sad. Either way, it imparts alot of wisdom about sone gard subjects.

May every child who reads this special book grow up to be adults that will always remember they were once children, too.

The Little Prince has been translated into 500 languages, including English and French and celebrates 80 years in print this year.

About the author

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, also known as the “Winged Poet,” was born in Lyon, France, in 1900.

Obtaining his pilot licence at the age of twenty-six, he was also a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in both the Spanish Civil War and World War II.

His writings include:

  • The Little Prince
  • Wind, Sand and Stars
  • Night Flight
  • Southern Mail
  • and Airman’s Odyssey

In 1944, while flying on a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean

Recommended reading age : 8- 10 years

Book supplied by Jonathan Ball Publishers

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