Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tolog Review: The Little Prince

The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
reviewed by Carisa Joyner

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s poetic novel The Little Prince tells of a young boy leaving his small planet to travel the universe and see what else is out there. He discovers the odd behaviors of other planet inhabitants and begins to question the conduct of these adults. He finally stumbles upon Earth, and meets some new friends such as a fox and a snake, and even a pilot. As he gets to know the pilot that was stranded in the desert, he tells the pilot of his discoveries from exploring the universe through stories. This novel speaks of the lessons we can learn from the young children we come across, no matter how small the lessons may be.

This book is told from the view of the adult pilot, but is seen through the eyes of the Little Prince. This gives the reader a fresh perspective on what children find illogical in adult behavior and how we must cherish the experiences and things we love rather than put them to waste. I really enjoyed reading this book because it offered different stories of discovering what is true. The Little Prince’s innocence and search for truth is so beautiful to me because it reminds me of my own childhood. As a young child, I had always questioned what was going on around me in order to find out what was right and what was wrong. I think that anyone that reads this book will have some sort of connection to it because of the fact that it may remind them of their own childhood. Overall, The Little Prince is full of creative and imaginative characters with a plot that connects to the human soul on a deeper level.

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