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The Little Prince

The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Harcourt, Inc, 1899
Source: Library
Audience: Everyone

From Goodreads:
Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

I was expecting this fable to be more obvious. For example, when I think of fables, I think of The Tortoise and the Hare. Shame on me for thinking it would be easy to see. It didn’t help that I didn’t 100% concentrate on the story and read it in separate settings. So after doing research, the meaning of the story made sense and seemed obvious. It’s about being narrow or open-minded. Had I read this book as a child, I think I would have either absolutely loved it and understood it, or I would have thought it was weird and hated it.

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