French List: Le Petit Prince

The important stuff:  Written in 1943 by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (translated as The Little Prince)

What it’s about in a nutshell: A pilot crashes and meets the little prince in the desert. The little prince tells the narrator about the different planets he has been to and about his own home planet, why he left it, and that he would like to get back. 

Why you should read it: It is a touching story and the little prince is such a beautiful, serious character.  The last part of the story is particularly endearing to me.  I haven’t read this one is a very long time, but I’ll be rereading it soon.  It’s a novella after all, so it’s short, but very sweet.

Also, welcome to day 1 of Paris in July!  I’ll be posting about books that take place in France and well as some other fun French stuff 🙂  And of course, this day also marks the beginning of my French List feature.  Check back in 2 weeks for the featured book.


About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at
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14 Responses to French List: Le Petit Prince

  1. Annette says:

    Our French students read this in French. During that assignment, I have to remove my English copies from the library so they can't check them out! Some day I should read this.

  2. Ellie Warren says:

    I've onyl managed to sort out 3 books for me so far for July…hoping to have some other posts up about French stuff to fill up the gaps!

  3. Kelly says:

    Lol that is too funny! You should definitely read it 🙂 It's a classic 😉

  4. Kelly says:

    3 books is still quite a lot 🙂 I'm looking foward to reading your posts!

  5. I look forward to reading all your Paris in July posts! 🙂 Last year I had the opportunity to see a stage production of The Little Prince (in July, coincidentally) and it was marvelous. It's such a wonderful story.

  6. stujallen says:

    argh I love the little pricne and his mail/flying books were great as well ,all the best stu

  7. ds says:

    Oh, dear. As famous and wonderful as this story is, I haven't read it yet, either. : / Shameful! Must fix…many thanks for your visit and suggestion this morning, both are greatly appreciated.

  8. Heather says:

    Le Petit Prince is one of my favorites 🙂 I can't wait for your other posts this month!!

  9. Jeanie says:

    I'm enjoying looking down your blog and know I'll return to read more of your book info in more detail. As for Le Petit Prince, it has always been a favorite! Thanks for coming by The Marmelade Gypsy!

  10. Brenda says:

    I have not read this book in years. I should again. It is short and delightful.

  11. JoAnn says:

    I *really* need to reread this book as an adult… it's been decades since I lasted looked at it. Thanks for reminding me.

  12. Esme says:

    My dad had a copy of this book. Surprisingly I have never read it.

  13. michelle says:

    I loved the Theatrical reading of this book! It is one of my favourite audio experiences ever! You can check out this link if you are interested in listening to it, too. 🙂

  14. Belle says:

    Thanks for reminding me about this little book. I have a copy in English and one in French. (I was feeling very ambitious when I bought the French version.) Reading it led me to read Sand, Wind, and Stars about Saint-Exupéry's experiences as a commercial pilot. Very poetic.

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