Genre: Classic, Children Book, Graphic
Overall Rating: 5/5
Date Completed: 15th April, 2012
The Little prince is a graphic novel by a French author and fortunately translated in many languages. Apparently the author himself is a pilot and has written many classics in french. “The Little Prince” in itself is a class of literature. It is a reminder to every adult that they have a child in them and one should not let lose it somewhere. The author has explained this by telling his childhood events and how he used to describe things. And then he grows old and sees the world through mature eyes. Then he meets a little boy once again and realizes that he yearns to go back to his childhood.
The Author on his voyage has to do an emergency landing in a desert where he meets a little boy who says that he is a little prince from some other planet. In his stay with the little prince he comes to know more about his little planet and his voyage to earth. The Prince tells him about one rose on his planet whom he loves and three small volcanoes etc.
The book shows the world through the eyes of a little boy. Where adults are trapped on their own planets and think that they are the owner of the world and have big things to do. Other people are just means to accomplish his jobs.
The essence and beauty of small things is beautifully described in this book. The little prince describe how simple it is to be and stay happy and also spread happiness all around. The only thing is that one tries to see the beauty in everything and a reason to smile in small things.
It is said that sometimes small packages have the best gifts hidden in them. So is the case with this book. Less than a hundred pages that too including sketches by a kid on every other page, generally it would take less than an hour to read this much amount of text. But not with this book because as you read it, you get lost in your childhood and how creatively you used to think and everything had a simple explanation and sometimes most complicated.
In one of the chapters one line says, “no grown up will understand this.” Similarly I say that No Grown up can love this book. You have to have a child in you to understand the simplicity of the thoughts. No sensible thinking shall work. A Must Must Read Classic.