The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince

This is my first review for the 48 Hour Book Challenge!  Enjoy!  A pilot crash-lands in the desert due to a problem with the engine; the young man who as a 6 year-old, abandoned his dream to be an artist after showing a numerous amount of adults his drawing of a “hat” which is actually a drawing of a snake swallowing an elephant.  Now he is stuck in the desert, and he meets a little, peculiar little guy who wants him to draw a sheep for him.  He is from a different planet, where everything is small.  As the pilot tries to get more knowledge of where The Little Prince is from, the little guy embarks on a story of leaving his little asteroid/planet because of his demanding flower, and going on a journey to experience something new.  A mysterious classic tale of travel, De Saint-Exupéry captures this little guy’s tale with excellence and beautiful artwork alongside it.

My thoughts:

The Little Prince was an interesting novel.  This is my mom’s favorite book- so I had to read it at some point-as well as a world-known classic.  Short at 85 pages, The Little Prince conducts a fantasy that is fun, and mysterious at the same time.  I like how for this book you have to sort of decode the paragraphs and make it what you think /want  it to be.  The ending leaves you a little like, “What happened?” and I think the author wrote it so it ends how you want it to end.  I love the artwork; it complements the story very well.  I thought this book was sweet and enjoyable, and it is a must-read classic.


Overall: 9 out of 10 XanderStars

Look out for more reviews during this weekend!  Bridge To Terabithia comes next!


One response to “The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

  1. Pingback: 48 Hour Book Challenge Finish Line! | Xander's Middle-Grade Book Reviews·

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