Friday, May 30, 2008

The Little Prince

Title: The Little Prince
Author: Antoine de Saint Exupéry

What it's about: An airman stranded in the desert meets a curious little person who claims to come from another planet. We learn, through the airman's narration, about the boy and his journeys from the little planet he'd lived on to various other planets and then to Earth, as well as about the lessons he'd learned, which he in turn imparted to the airman.

What I thought: I was puzzled about how to review this book because how do you really summarize and review the beauty of The Little Prince? This story about staying true to your inner child and learning the value of friendship imparts these lessons in a way that really can only be called beautiful. The illustrations only help augment the simple beauty of the text, the plain but profound language. Yes, I'm getting a little uncharacteristically poetic, but once you read this book, you'll understand why.

Overall: A must-read for all members of the human race.

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