I read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, as part of my reading the top 10 selling books of all time which you can read here.

A pilot who has been forced to land in the desert, who is trying to fix their plane as well as  facing long odds of survival, meets a  strange person, neither man or a boy, who, it emerges over time, has travelled from his solitary home on a distant asteroid, where he lives alone with a single rose. The rose has made him so miserable that, in torment, he has taken advantage of a flock of birds to convey him to other planets. He is instructed by a wise if cautious fox, and by a sinister angel of death, the snake. 


When I review a book, normally there is something that can be found in the book, either the way it was written or the story itself. However The Little Prince seems to be a perfect book if there ever could be one,

On the face of it The Little Prince is a children’s book, as he goes around meeting people and asking them what they do. But with these simple questions and answers, if the reader wants to go into more depth then there is way more that they will be able to get out of it.


Who should read The Little Prince? This is easy everyone, The book is one of those children’s books that work because an adult reader can not only read this to a child as a bedtime story but also read it as an adult and get a profound message from the words on the page.

Meet The Writer

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in Lyons on June 29, 1900. He flew for the first time at the age of twelve, at the Ambérieu airfield, and it was then that he became determined to be a pilot. He kept that ambition even after moving to a school in Switzerland and while spending summer vacations at the family’s château at Saint-Maurice-de-Rémens, in eastern France. (The house at Saint-Maurice appears again and again in Saint-Exupéry’s writing.)

Later, in Paris, he failed the entrance exams for the French naval academy and, instead, enrolled at the prestigious art school l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1921 Saint-Exupéry began serving in the military, and was stationed in Strasbourg. There he learned to be a pilot, and his career path was forever settled. 

Comment below if you have read The Little Prince both, or on any children’s books that read as an adult, but still enjoyed.

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