Book: The Little Prince
Written and Illustrated by: Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
Translation From French by: Richard Howard
The story of The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry is, in my opinion, beyond magical. 🌟 I read it every time I have an hour or so to spare. This book is always with me wherever I go, and if you have not read it yet, then I highly suggest you do so. I promise that you will not regret it. 😊 In this post, I will only talk a little bit about the actual story of the book, but focus more on my favorite parts and one of the most important things I have learned from it.
I think that it is a story that suits the young and young at heart. I also think that it is for the adults who grew up too fast and forgot what it was like to think like a child – pure, innocent, and just accepting whatever mystery comes their way.
The Little Prince is about a pilot who gets stranded in the Sahara Desert because his plane crashes, and now he has to fix his engine as fast as he can because he only has enough water for eight days. While in the desert he meets a young boy, whom he calls The Little Prince. The Little Prince then tells this fascinating story about his adventures to other planets before landing on Earth; a story that the pilot just can’t help but believe. Each adventure The Little Prince goes through has a lesson to be learned and something special to be taken from it.
I don’t really call what’s coming up “spoilers” because I think that readers would have to read this book a few times to truly understand it. With that said, I will share some of my favorite notions that the book has to offer. 💕
This is one of my absolute favorite pages in the book, probably because it is something we all know is so true but are afraid to admit. For some reason, I always tear up when I read or watch things about “growing up.” Maybe because it’s something that I don’t really think about until it is put right in front of my face. This book made me realize that adults are odd. Even though they were once children, they somehow forget about the things in life that GENUINELY matter and start to care about things that they won’t even be thinking about when life ends. Although reality can be harsh at times, it shouldn’t mean that we have to neglect the things that we once thought was special. At least that’s my opinion.
The art throughout this book is also brilliant to look at. It’s playful and paints amazing pictures in the mind to help tell a wonderful story.
“Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes” (63).
This must be one of the most popular quotes in the whole book, but I think that’s because these words hold such deep meaning even if the idea seems quite simple. I believe that this quote is something that I will live by forever. It made me see that the things that matter in life are not tangible: feelings, friendships, relationships, and bonds with people that wholeheartedly mean the world to you is what is essential. 💫
I hope you all would soon take some time out of your day and read this magnificent story. If you have already, comment below and tell me what you think about it! 💖
Thanks for reading. ♡