The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” — The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

When an airplane pilot crashes in the Sahara desert and is left with very little food and water, he is approached by a little blond boy who asks him to draw him a sheep. The narrator obliges and the two become friends…

Generations of French people have read and been moved by The Little Prince. “Draw me a sheep” is just as famous as Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be”.

At first sight, this little volume looks like another juvenile book. The cute drawings and the seemingly innocent language in the first chapter may have you wonder why you even started reading. Well, do not ever stop! You will enter the realm of a story that you may never want to forget.

The Little Prince is much more than the story of a friendship between a child and an adult. It is the universal story of lost inner childhood, a time when innocence was golden, and a journey through time and space to rediscover what being a child really means. This deep spiritual reflection on humanity will change your vision of life for ever.

The Little Prince was originally written in French — “Le Petit Prince” — by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (June 29, 1900 — July 31, 1944), a writer, poet and aviator. The book was published in 1943.

For more information, visit the official English Website and La boutique du Petit Prince (English).

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