The Little Prince

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The Little Prince
AuthorAntoine de Saint-Exupéry
CountryUnited States
LanguageFrench
Publication date
1943

The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince) is a children's book by the French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in the United States in English and French in 1943. It was published in France after Saint-Exupéry went missing in 1944.

The story is about a young prince who visits some planets, including Earth, and thinks about important things in life like friendship and love.

Story[change | change source]

The narrator, who is a grown-up, talks about his childhood. When he was six years old, he read a book about wild animals in the jungle. Then he drew a picture of a snake eating an elephant. However, the grown-ups around him thought he drew a hat.

The narrator grows up and becomes a pilot. One day, his plane crashes in the Sahara. He has enough water to survive for 8 days.