I only came to The Little Prince as an adult. Twice I then read it for classes and each time got more from it. I also saw an exhibit at the Morgan Library on the author and learned more about his (too short) life and works.
The Little Prince is an iconic and beloved work. It has been translated into at least 300 languages according to this title’s introduction. The author, whhose personal style permeates the book, notes that we all could benefit from remembering the joys and imagination of our childhoods, something that The Little Prince encourages us to remember.
So, how does a person live like The Little Prince? The chapter headings give some hints. An individual would figure out How to Be Understood by Others; How to Connect to Others; How to Take Time to live, How to Accept Being Understood and more. Some of these others include How to Protect Your dream, How to Love and How to Be Rich in What you Have. Even now, I have not listed all of the sections. Clearly there is a lot to think about here.
This title can be dipped into when inspiration and/or remembering is needed. It would also make a lovely gift for the right person.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 12 April 2022