The Little Prince is a tender tale of friendship, love and loss by the French aviator Antoine de Saint- Exupéry. Originally published as Le Petit Prince, in French, it has been voted the best book of the 20th century in France.
The story is told by a narrator, who crashes in the Sahara and happens to meet a young boy called the ‘little prince’ who has golden hair and an endearing laugh. During the next eight days, while the narrator attempts to repair his plane, the little prince shares the story of his life. The little prince describes life on his tiny home planet—a little asteroid, which has three volcanoes and various plants. This delightful children’s fable makes insightful comments about life and human nature.