The Little Prince
|Author||Antoine de Saint-Exupéry|
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.
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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 airplane crashes in the Sahara. He has enough water to survive for 8 days. He meets a little boy (the prince) who traveled to Earth from a small planet. The prince tells the narrator about his travels.
At the end, the prince asks a snake to bite him. He says it will look like he is dead, but he will actually go back to his home planet. Then the narrator fixes his airplane and leaves the Sahara.