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  • Finally, I love the lines mentioned by the fox and became my favorites such as It is the time that you've spent that makes the rose so important
  • I recommend this book to those who want to feel like a child again

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      How can a children’s book teach something about life for grown-ups of today? That question can be answered by the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. “The Little Prince” or Le Petit Prince in French, tells the story of a plane crashes at the Sahara desert, and the plane’s pilot has been suffering from water loss and heat. Until one day, he encounters a young ‘alien’ (although human-looking) prince from Asteroid B-612.

      In their conversations, the pilot gets to know more of the prince and learns more of life’s important lesson, particularly those which tends to be forgotten as we grow older.


      /> Also in the story, the prince tells of his life at home, Asteroid B-612 and his encounters of different kinds of ‘grown-ups’ as he travels away from his home asteroid until he lands on Earth, in the desert.

      There he encounters a fox in which a lot of important points in the book are stressed. One of them is the ever-famous “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

      ” Other points include: “You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed” and “It is the time you have spent with your rose that makes your rose so important. ” All throughout the book, there seemed a ‘conflict’ between a child’s views of the world against that of the grown-ups.

      Despite that, the author pointed out that “‘Grown-ups are like that. One must not hold it against them.

      Children should always show great forbearance toward grown-up people. ” One of the main attractions of the book is the unique illustrations made by the author that adds the youthful touch to the said book.

      But with the way the book is written, “The Little Prince” has also captured the hearts of grown-ups by the life lessons that it has mentioned that ...


      • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
      served as inspiration by many readers. It was written in a light, humorous, ‘non-preachy’ manner that most people appreciates, and with the child’s view integrated in the book, it releases the ‘inner child’ in every reader.

      Personally, I find the book amusing at the same time inspiring. It does remind you of the essential things that we forget as we grow older.

      It also unleashes the childish spirit in you through it equally-childish illustrations. Finally, I love the lines mentioned by the fox and became my favorites such as “It is the time that you’ve spent that makes the rose so important…” I recommend

      this book to those who want to feel like a child again.

      No wonder the book was translated into 180 different languages and dialects, sold over 50 million copies worldwide, placed at number three of the most printed book in the world, along with the Bible and “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell, and adapted into a movie musical, operas and animated series. So the next time that you feel that being a grown-up gets the better of you, read through the humorous lines of “The Little Prince”.

      You can never tell, it may remind you of the things that you might be forgetting just because you’ve already grown up.




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Faishal Ansari says :

re : I recommend this book to those who want to feel like a child again
It is a nice book everyone should read it

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