The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExuperyMoral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.
From lessons on kindness to caring for our environment, the messages in this enchanting fable are as important today as they ever were. Here are seven life lessons we can learn from this enchanting tale, as told through quotes. How much money does his father earn? Well, the second thing you must do is to look after the planet. I should never leave her.
Along his way, he visits a number of planets each populated by a sole person with an absurd profession the little prince ultimately learns that there is no other kind. When he lands on Earth, in the middle of the desert, he is met by a mysterious snake. In April , The Little Prince became the most translated book in the world, excluding religious texts which enjoyed significant head starts. In Korean, there are said to be about 50 different versions. Until recently, English could claim only a meagre six. Now, Michael Morpurgo , master storyteller and untested translator, has delivered a definitive seventh. Well, I was wrong about that.
Jump to navigation. Our story begins with our narrator, who retells his encounter with the Little Prince, which took place over six years ago. Our narrator has crashed his aeroplane in the middle of the Sahara desert and while he is trying to fix it, a little boy appears out of nowhere and asks him to draw a sheep. After a lot of questions and not a lot of answers our narrator discovers that the Little Prince comes from the planet B, where he has left behind three volcanoes and a rose, all in search of friendship. Leaving the safety of his own planet, the Little Prince journeys through the universe to many different planets where he meets a number of adults with different characteristics, before he eventually arrives on Earth and meets a fox and our narrator.
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