Moral 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. Letter to a Hostage, which contains certain themes that were to appear in The Little Prince, is Saint-Exupery's optimistic and humane open letter to a Jewish intellectual hiding in occupied France in 1943.
The Little Prince
Grownups are very strange, says the Little Prince. A beautifully written and illustrated short novel which reminds you that no matter how old you are, there is still a child inside you. The Little Prince is a whimsical moral biography which reconnects you with the wonder and discovery of childhood. - Reviewed by 08vs