When a pilot makes a forced landing in the desert, he meets a little boy. While the pilot tries to repair his plane, the little visitor tells him many stories. He talks about the small planet he has left and about a single beautiful rose. As this rose had tormented him by constant wishes, he finally went away. But he didn’t like any of the neighbouring planets and he didn’t find the answers to his questions he was looking for. In the desert he meets a snake which makes a promise to him.
In a garden he sees five thousand roses similar to his rose. And when he meets a fox which tells him that he will be responsible for the things he has tamed throughout his life, the little prince starts to understand that his rose will remain unique for him despite the great variety of roses. Moreover, the fox tells him that he will always be needed by his rose. So the time has come for the little prince to say goodbye. However, the events which are going to happen after returning to his planet, remain untold.
This book is suitable for readers between 12 and 16 years of age.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight.