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The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery | Children's Books
Registered by wingTuttasbwing of Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Busyangel): to be read


13 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingTuttasbwing from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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I bought this book at Henry Pordes Books Ltd. in Charing Cross Road, London. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingTuttasbwing from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Sunday, January 27, 2008

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From Amazon.co.uk
You could be excused for thinking that this book is one containing a simple story for young children about a Little Prince. How wrong you would be! This is far from the truth: it is much more. It is a complex story containing lots of ambiguities about a child with golden hair. These are all eruditely discussed before the actual story begins, in a section entitled "How It All Began". "Is The Little Prince a story written for children or is it a meditation intended for adults?"
The Art of Living is discussed, along with a system of values, and the train of thought behind them is the unifying element. You are invited to "look at the book, and allow yourself to travel from one image to the next... " It was written and published more than 50 years ago in the USA, and the author was a Frenchman who illustrated the book himself; it was later translated by Kathryn Woods. The Little Prince is still very popular and has now been translated into many languages. Shortly after it was first written, the author died--disappearing together with his plane somewhere over the Mediterranean.



Synopsis
On one level this work is the story of an airman's discovery of a small boy from another planet in the desert and his stories of intergalactic travel, and on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition.
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingTuttasbwing from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Sunday, January 27, 2008

10 out of 10

This is a beautiful book with illustrations. It's a small book (only 109 pages) and should not be too expensive to ship internationally. I'm going to read it tonight, then it will be sent out in the world as an international bookray.

The ray: Remember that the participant list order is subject to change at any time based on mailing preferences, geography, or originator's whim! PM the participant after you on the list for mailing address.


Participants:

Tuttasb - Norway
Gealach - Sweden
Panzeranzi - Sweden
Deepswamp - Sweden
Marsala - Netherlands
cat207 - Australia
violetcrumble - Australia
KiwiinEngland - Ireland
RowanneM - Scotland
teachie - United Kingdom
stubee - United Kingdom
Busyangel - USA (Florida) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingTuttasbwing at BookCrosser in Bookray, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (1/30/2008 UTC) at BookCrosser in Bookray, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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Sent the book on it's way to Gealach today. 


Journal Entry 5 by Gealach from Nacka, Södermanland Sweden on Friday, February 01, 2008

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Got it today! Thanks, I'll try to finish it this weekend! 


Journal Entry 6 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, February 08, 2008

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I recieved the book today. Thank you Gealach and thank you Tuttasb for sending out this beautiful book! 


Journal Entry 7 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, February 12, 2008

10 out of 10

I love it and have to buy a copy to keep. It's a lovely story for adults, I think, a story to remind us to see with the heart and never forget what is truly important. Thank you so much for sharing, Tittasb! 


Journal Entry 8 by Panzeranzi at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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To Deepswamp! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingDeepswampwing from Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Arrived safe! 


Journal Entry 10 by wingDeepswampwing from Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

10 out of 10

A beautiful and important read!
In my mind it´s about life, dead and what you do when living..
Thanks! 


Journal Entry 11 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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And it arrived safely!

I'll start reading it as soon as possible and I'll let you know what I think.

Thanks Tuttasb for offering this book and thanks deepswamp for sending it! 


Journal Entry 12 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, March 04, 2008

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I think this line of the fox sums it up pretty nicely.

It is only with one's heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

A beautiful story.

I'll contact cat207 now for her adress and send it on.

Edit: Posted march 7th, 2008. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingcat207wing from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Arrived in today's mail. What a beautiful little book! Thank you Marsala for the lovely post card, and Tuttasb for sharing. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingcat207wing from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Friday, March 21, 2008

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What a charming and timeless story.

I have PMed violetcrumble for an address. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingcat207wing from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Monday, March 24, 2008

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Off to violetcrumble in tomorrow's mail. 


Journal Entry 16 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, April 02, 2008

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Arrived in the mail today from cat207, thankyou for the postcard.
Thanks also to Tuttasb for the opportunity to be a part of this bookray. ;)

I really enjoyed this little book, thankyou for letting it spend time here.
I think I need to buy a copy to keep too! 


Journal Entry 17 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, April 06, 2008

9 out of 10

I have PMed KiwiinEngland for address, will post as soon as details arrive. 


Journal Entry 18 by violetcrumble at to the next participant in sent by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 08, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/8/2008 UTC) at to the next participant in sent by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Sending on to Kiwiinengland via tomorrow's post.
I hope you enjoy this little book as much as I did. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, April 17, 2008

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Thank you, received safe and sound.

Am looking forward to reading this little book. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, April 25, 2008

9 out of 10

I really loved this book. Thank you

And I will never draw a sheep in the same way again.

I will post this tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 21 by RowanneM on Monday, June 02, 2008

9 out of 10

I had forgotten this had arrived... sorry! Will make this my next book to read!

Lovely little book, enjoyed it at the airport... will post on the teachie this week... 


Journal Entry 22 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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This arrived at home today. I am in Canada until 6th September, but I will read this as soon as I get back and get the book moved on quickly. 


Journal Entry 23 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 08, 2008

8 out of 10

A very thought provoking little book. I have just received stubee's address so will get it posted off on Wednesday. 


Journal Entry 24 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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This book was waiting for me when I returned from a short weekend away in Germany thanks teachie for sending this on!

Thanks also to Tuttasb for sharing this book with us, KT-J and I have a few rings above this one at the moment but will hopefully get onto it very shortly, looking at it I doubt it will take long to get through it.
 


Journal Entry 25 by KT-J from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, September 29, 2008

9 out of 10

I picked this up last week when I finished my book and couldn't put this down again! This is a really simple but thought provoking book about what is important in life and the illustrations are fantastic.

I'm really interested in children's books and illustrations and this was a lovely example of a book which children and adults alike can enjoy.

I've passed this back to Stubee to read when he's finished his current book. Thanks Tuttasb for sharing this. 


Journal Entry 26 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, September 29, 2008

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I started reading this today, I've already PM'd Busyangel for their address so I imagine this will be on its way to Tampa very shortly. 


Journal Entry 27 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, September 29, 2008

8 out of 10

I finished this tonight; what a delightful little book this is. Thought provoking! & Entertaining! Its a pleasent heart warming story with wonderful little drawings that I'd recommend to everyone.

Thank you Tuttasb! This will be mailed to Busyangel this week.

Next Up: Tim O'Brien - The Things They Carried (1001 book) - a bookring hosted by SqueakyChu

EDIT (01/10/08): Sent Today. 


Journal Entry 28 by Busyangel from Tampa, Florida USA on Friday, October 10, 2008

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This book was waiting for me when I arrive home from a trip to my folks. I look forward to reading this book.
Thank you for the postcard. I loved it! 




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