The Little Prince

The Little Prince

“I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend i have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough. I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown-up grew. All grown-ups where once children — although few of the remember it. And so i correct my dedication: To Leon Werth when he was a little boy.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

And so with this incredible dedication starts your journey into the world of the Little Prince. Do you remember what it was like to be a child? What it felt like to be able to look at the world and see it pure, to never be afraid of question or of honest answers, to call things by their true name, to use your imagination, to be able to recognize good from bad with your heart, to not be ashamed or afraid of tears, to love without wanting anything in return?

If you had to choose only one book to read, i would without hesitation tell you to read this one. Whether you are child, or teenager, young or have years behind you, whatever age, profession, beliefs or country you belong too, pick up this book. Its never too late or too early.
The book is simple, conveyed in most simple everyday words. No long over complicated sentences, no deep philosophical discussions.. And the story seems almost too simple especially for modern day pace, no high profile chases, no battles, no mystic lands, or creatures. And yet, every word, every sentence has meaning so deep, feeling and emotions so complex, so moving, and the planets are magical in completely different way, and their inhabitants fictional yest so real, because every word, every character, every story, every feeling is us: you and me, people from the planet earth…
Yes, it may be feelings we have forgotten, or things we are no longer able to see, but i assure you it will come to life and you will remember just as the book says: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye”.
I don’t want to give away the story, and lets face it, you can read synopsis on every bookselling site. But i will say this; I believe if every person on the planet read just this one book, or if it was taught nothing else at schools but the ideas this book conveys, our world would be a much better place. It would teach you that “a beautiful house is made of rosy brick with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof”. You would then know that“if some one loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows in all the millions and millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars”. You will learn forgotten art of being tamed for “you become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed”. And you will understand that if a sheep eats a flower it is a matter of great importance.
We spend endless minutes, hours, days, month and years on things of no importance at all. So please find 3 hours (that’s all it takes), and read this book. And once you do you will learn a secret:“You —only you– will have stars that can laugh!”

“The Little Prince” has been translated into more than 190 languages and has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books ever published.

One comment

  1. Marina Kogan

    Little Prince has always been my favorite book of all times; it brought something new with every new reading. It should be mandatory; though…you can’t force one to “see” an elephant inside the boa constrictor :)

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