The Little Prince
2 journalers for this copy...
I adore this book. Reading it makes my heart ache in that happy-sad way it does once you've been tamed. (Read the book and you'll understand.)
"It has done me good," said the fox, "because of the colour of the wheat fields."
From the back:
The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level it is the story of an airman's discovery in the desert of a small boy from another planet -- the Little Prince of the title -- and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. First published in 1943, the year before the author's death in action, this new translation contains Saint-Exupéry's delightful illustrations.
It is my daughter's favourite book of all time... and she's an English Honours Major from Acadia University. (Although, her copy is in French... I stick to the English version)
I've read it many times... and it always speaks of something new each time... or perhaps as we grow older we need reminding.
I am sending this book on to my dearest friend, in Nova Scotia. I have a feeling it will not stay there long... but journey on to a new world.
To quote THE LITTLE PRINCE:
"To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures…"
Robin: When you read this... know that I will never forget that you are my friend... and unlike other grown-ups... I am not interested in 'figures'!
Please take care of THE LITTLE PRINCE... and send him on a worldwide journey!