The Little Prince

The Little Prince

eBook - 2017
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The Little Prince is a work in French language, the most famous by Antoine de Saint-Exup©♭ry. Published in 1943 in New York simultaneously in English and French, it's a poetic and philosophical tale in the guise of a children's story. It has simple and uncluttered language, because it is intended to be understood by children, and, in fact, for the narrator, it is the preferred vehicle of a symbolic conception of life. Each chapter talks about a meeting of the little prince who leaves him perplexed about the absurd behavior of grown-ups. Each of these meetings can be read as an allegory. The watercolor paintings are part of the text and participate in this purity of language: simplicity and deepness are the key qualities of the work. You can read an invitation from the author to find the child in yourself, because all grown-ups were first children (but few of them remember). The book is dedicated to L©♭on Werth, but when he was a little boy.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Babelcube Inc.,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781507198605
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (290 pages)
Additional Contributors: Maguire, Gregory
Howard, Richard

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LoganLib_Tahnee Jun 19, 2016

A quirky little bedtime story to help children use their imagination

csbryant May 22, 2011

The Little Prince is a beloved children’s book. For some reason, I have never read it until now. I remember seeing the original French in my grade 2 classroom and being intrigued by the pictures, but I never actually picked it up.

de Saint-Exupéry first encounters the Little Prince in the Sahara desert six years before he wrote his book. While only a child, the Little Prince is full of much wisdom. He teaches de Saint-Exupéry to look beyond the obvious and take in the bigger picture, to rid his heart of prejudice, and cease to be narrow-minded.

The Little Prince is full of wonder and amazement. He never ceases asking questions. He is always seeking to obtain more knowledge. He represents the child in all of us; he is pure and full of love. The Little Prince is the story of how we are all kids at heart. Inside of every grown-up concerned with “matters of consequence” is a child struggling to break free.

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