The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Book - 1982
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An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little man from a small planet, who describes his adventures in the universe, seeking the secret of what is really important in life.
Publisher: San Diego Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1982, c1971
Edition: 1st HarvestHBJ ed
ISBN: 9780156528207
Characteristics: 91 p. col. ill. 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Woods, Katherine 1886-
Uniform Title: Petit prince. English


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If I could only recommend one book to everyone, it is this book. I just love it and I think everyone can learn a lot from it. The way that the author describes friendship and adult relationships fascinates me so much. A much-loved classic that has stolen my heart for life! (submitted by ST)

Nov 07, 2018

I read this because i am reading the top 100 books from The Great American Read. It was a complete chore to get through it and I don't understand it at all. I have read sites about how beautiful a story it is and its meaning and I just don't understand where all that was in this weird story.

Nov 02, 2018

Very beautiful and profound children's book. The ending moved me to tears.

JCLBetM Aug 23, 2018

The Little Prince is a quirky childlike fantastical tale that is unlike any other story I’ve ever read. Its cartoonish illustrations and strangely endearing prince introduce you to a magically simple world. One of the best-selling books ever published, it is also the most translated French novel, and has been adapted into stage, screen, ballet and operatic versions. This is definitely a bizarre little book, but even so, it manifests realities that are often overlooked.

Barely over 100 pages, yet this slim book addresses the question of what matters most in life and the basics of relationship. If the quirky intro doesn't immediately charm you, keep reading. If you don't like fiction, or children's books, or fantasy, set that aside and read this as seriously as you would your preferred form of writing.

Jul 16, 2018

I first read this book when I was 7; it’s still my favorite to this day. Words can’t express how much I adore this story.

I have to say this because it needs to be said, I hate Le Petit Prince and his little flower! I had to read this stupid story in French and English multiple times.

Jun 16, 2018

Loved this so much, I read and listened to it twice, and then pre-ordered The Little Prince (Collector's Editions) hardcover. It's not just a book for children.

May 28, 2018

The magic of this book is difficult to describe. It is a combination of the artwork with the story of this little prince and his quest. It brings to mind the words of Jesus and his special consideration for children and the beauty of their perspective on the world. There is much to ponder in these pages for all ages.

Mar 28, 2018

I love it when beautiful thoughts are hidden in a kid's novel!

"Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. It's the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important. People have forgotten this truth. But you mustn't forget it. You become responsible forever for what you've tamed. You're responsible for your rose.. "

Oct 23, 2017

Amazing and powerful book ending with a mystery for the ages.

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Aug 03, 2015

"One sees clearly only with the heart."--The Fox tells the Little Prince.

gash Jun 29, 2012

I know of a planet where there is a red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has nevere looked at a star. He has never loved anybody. He has spent all his time adding up figures. And, all day he keeps on repeating like you: "I am busy with serious matters. I am busy with serious matters," over and over again. And he swells up with pride. But he is not a man, he is a mushroom.
-The little prince

Jun 14, 2012

"l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux"

"What are you doing there?" he said to the tippler, whom he found settled down in silence before a collection of empty bottles and also a collection of full bottles.

"I am drinking," replied the tippler, with a lugubrious air.

"Why are you drinking?" demanded the little prince.

"So that I may forget," replied the tippler.

"Forget what?" inquired the little prince, who already was sorry for him.

"Forget that I am ashamed," the tippler confessed, hanging his head.

"Ashamed of what?" insisted the little prince, who wanted to help him.

"Ashamed of drinking!" The tipler brought his speech to an end, and shut himself up in an impregnable silence.

Jun 25, 2008

Language is the source of misunderstandings.

Jun 25, 2008

It is truly useful since it is beautiful.

Jun 25, 2008

One should never listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance


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gash Jun 27, 2012

This book is about a man, who doesn't understand grown-ups (Though, I think he is one himself.) He is a pilot and his plane crashes in Africa. He meets a boy from another planet, who describes to him his intergalactic adventures.


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