Every good book has a message about life

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Are you able to see an elephant inside a boa constrictor or a sheep inside a box?
Or maybe you have become an adult, too busy to see anything? Reading “The Little Prince” by Antoine Saint-Exupéry, a subtle mixture of reality and fantasy, is a chance to regain
the innocence we had as children--and to find pleasure in simple things.
The novelette is a charming, semi-autobiographical story about an adult pilot whose plane has crashed in the Sahara Desert and who later meets a little golden-haired prince from the tiny planet B 612.
While repairing his airplane, the pilot listens to the prince’s enchanting stories about his journeys from planet to planet before he arrived on Earth. The various adults the prince met along the way, like the drunkard drinking to forget that he is ashamed of drinking, were very confusing for him. Also confusing, according to the author, is the world of adults.
On the surface the book is a tale for children. On second glance, however, you realize that it is a philosophical story laced with poetic metaphor. It makes deep observations about human nature and what really matters in life.
The prince, who loves a rose, learns from a fox he has befriended that he has become forever responsible for what he has tamed. This is indeed a lesson that we all shall remember.
“The Little Prince” is a profoundly moving and admirably honest book. Its message combines with delightful pictures to transcend time. I am captivated by its simplicity and wisdom. It has the power to enrich one’s life.
This sublime, fascinating story exercises its magic over readers, making them look deeper into things because, as the book’s message goes: "what is essential is invisible to the eye."


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23.12.2018,  TiAmo

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16.12.2018,  MaryPe