Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Princeis 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.
Letter to a Hostage, which contains certain themes that were to appear in The Little Prince, is Saint-Exupery's optimistic and humane open letter to a Jewish intellectual hiding in occupied France in 1943.
I can't even remember the last time I looked up into the sky to see the stars, but The Little Prince has reminded me to stop, take a look, and perhaps see a little more clearly. Having experienced it, I now know why this wonderful little symbiotic narrative (for children and adults alike) is so widely read and enjoyed. A great little gem of a read, which takes on a different meaning at different stages in life. A book to remember always! - Manda, The Book Grocer
The Little Prince is one of those rare books which could speak to you equally, though in different ways, from age 8 through to 80. This deceptively simple story is at once sweet, endearing and poignant, dripping with wisdom. Recommended for humans young and old who could use some reminding of their core values, and of life’s wondrous beauty. -Amarina, The Book Grocer
The French Writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944), was born in Lyon. His first two books, SOUTHERN MAIL and NIGHT FLIGHT, are distinguished by a poetic evocation of the romance and discipline of flying. Later works, including WIND, SAND AND STARS and FLIGHT TO ARRAS, stress his humanistic philosophy. Saint-Exupery's popular children's book THE LITTLE PRINCE is also read by adults for its allegorical meaning. Saint-Exupery's plane disappeared during a mission in World War II.