Book Review: The Little Prince

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‘Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.’ One of the most widely read books in the world , after the Holy Bible , the Little Prince is the story of one such explanation. On the occasion of children’s day  , we suggest that to  humour  the child within ,do lay your hands on this book However, to  limit  it only to the genre of child fiction would be an extremely  reductive  reading of the  text For those who have read it before, I strongly recommend that you peruse through it again for   each reading  incites a different interpretation . On the surface of  it , it is the   story of a pilot’s encounter with a  small boy from another planet and  the narratives of is inter galactic  excursions . It also doubles as a thought provoking allegory of the human condition. It is through the eyes of the little prince and his reactions to the strange residents of planet earth , that the author delivers his message of cherishing the simple, meaningful things in life. Accompanied by illustrations, the language  itself is simple, almost poetic and extremely profound. The story’s essence is contained in the lines, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” Though this novella stretches over only hundred pages , believe you me ,what an  amazing   hundred pages they are. Time reading this  would definitely be time well spent Rating : 4.5/ 5]]>

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