Pablo Aguilar, boy, age 14, from Mexico city, Mexico, on 11th February 2009. Rating: 9/10
this is the fourth time i read this book and i finaly understand it, LOL
Elina, girl, age 17, from Riga, Latvia, on 27th June 2007. Rating: 10/10
The book is just wonderful. It's the most beautiful and interesting book i've ever read. I really love this book, and I think that everyone should read it at least one time in their lives. :)
kakamr, boy, age 13, from SG, Singapore, on 22nd June 2007. Rating: 10/10
excellent book that should be recomended to people of all ages.
Wendy, girl, age 30, from Lima, Peru, on 21st June 2007. Rating: 10/10
I think the Little Prince is a beautiful book!!! because you can be read time after time after time and you'll never feel tired ...
Hanna, girl, age 13, from georgia, city, , United States, on 7th June 2007. Rating: 10/10
I think you're not going to get it as what it really means unless you read it knowing its not at all a simple book. it's not an action book or a huge, twisted plot but it's very very beautiful and absolutely anyone can draw off meaning from it if they're thinking freely about it. i disagree with one comment though i don't think it is an irreverant book i just think it's meant to be read with an open mind. however there is a lot about the Bible and good verses evil. it hurts my mind to think about the sheep... yes no yes no? but that's really what's going on in life, you know, good evil good evil. only the little prince knows.
rael, boy, age 17, from san jose city, region 3, Philippines, on 7th March 2006. Rating: 9/10
the book is very great..there are a lot of lessons that we get in the story..
Maria Kenosis Emmanuelle Lachica, girl, age 14, from Region 10, Philippines, on 5th March 2006. Rating: 10/10
My mom recommended it to me when I was still in my elementary years, and it was definitely the first time for me to read a book so...unexplainable...back then I didn't really understand the whole plot of the story so after I read it once, it went straight to my bookshelf and was unmoved for years. Just recently our teacher required us to read the book and see the movie (i saw the musical)and make a reflection. it was then i realize how pathetic i was to be so blind because of all those years, i never understood the true meaning of this once in a lifetime masterpiece. The themes the book portrayed was vague but ironically very visible if one will read it with a peaceful and relaxed mind, free from other deep and troubled thoughts...to see not with the eyes but with the heart...the novel requires us to reflect on our own and ponder on what is happening in our lives...are we like the pilot who almost forgot a part of him and at some point forgot who he should be? It is a great story, a perfect novel for those who would care to read with a light heart and a broad mind. I hope I have made my point. ^___^
KaThy Ursua, girl, age 16, from NCR, Philippines, on 17th November 2005. Rating:
thanks to my english teacher, she required us to read the book. at first i thougth it just like an old children story but i was wrong. i really really appreciate this book. i have learned a lot and when i reached the ending, my eyes were teary. "But there is no shop where one can buy friendship, and so man have no friends anymore...if you want a friend tame me".. This line really got me. this line made me realize that friendship is not just something you can easily get or ask for, like a toy from your parents or whatever, you have to work hard for it. It made me value my friends even more cuz i know that they wouldn't be my friends if i didn't/they didn't -- we didn't tame each other. "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Yet another line that got stuck in my head. it helped me a lot; it taught me how not to judge a book by its cover. overall, this is a great book for everyone, [it won't be if i'm not reading it right now, for the 4th time] the story may seem simple, but hey, you'll really get a lot out of this book.
Red, boy, age 36, from NCR, Philippines, on 3rd November 2005. Rating: 10/10
And the book has been with me for 20 years now! I first read this book when I was in high school... and still continue to read it over and over again. Never seem to get tired reading a wonderful masterpiece such as this. This book is a must read for adults like me more than for kids because this book reminds us that we should never lose the child in each and every one of us.
ct, boy, age 33, from New York City, United States, on 2nd November 2005. Rating: 10/10
Every time I read Little Prince, by the end I fell into depression. There is a bold message "WE LIVE WRONG LIVES". I want to be a child but childhood is gone forever and we adults have to spent most of our lives trying to survive.
Anna Bordukova, girl, age 13, from L'viv, Ukraine, on 29th October 2005. Rating: 10/10
This book is best that I read in my life!It is interesting and unbelievable.This book learn adult people to think about beautiful things:sun, flower, world...I like little prince because he is bold and independent.
Kim, girl, age 17, from Penang, Malaysia, on 29th August 2005. Rating: 10/10
wow, i LOVE this book!. i lent it to someone and never got it back. but never mind! let him/her enjoy reading it! i'm DEFINITELY getting another one. if you don't understand this book, read it again. but this time, take your own sweet time!. it's worth it! makes me want to learn french i know the french version is so much better. anyway,... enjoy!
Mitch, girl, age 17, from Region IX, Philippines, on 4th August 2005. Rating: 8/10
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,what is essential is invisible to the eye"- These statement has changed my perspective in life...I've learned to value the simple things which I often times mislook its real value...We must be careful in everything:in our action,judgment,impression over things because more often than not its importance is being concealed...We should choose and do things with a heart and good things follow....I simply love the Little Prince's story!It's absolutely one of the best novels shown in film!!!
Azenith Suarez, girl, age 12, from Manila, Philippines, on 22nd July 2005. Rating: 10/10
- when my teacher in English told us to read this book ,I'm very excited because in my mind, I'm thinking what kind of book this. when I read this ,I'm imagine that I am the little prince.Many people say that they hate this book, but for me I love this book very much.You can learn a lot from this book, so I reccomended it to everyone.......
Kate, girl, age 16, from Virginia, Uzbekistan, on 5th June 2005. Rating: 10/10
I am currently reading Le Petit Prince in french class in its original version. i think it is truly an amazing book. Saint-Exupery is an excellent author. He has written the book so that it can be read either as a simple childhood tale or as an awe-inspiring and thought-provoking novel for readers who seek the deeper meaning. This book is full of symbolism, and I'm trying to find evidence from Exupery's biographies that he was a Christian, because there are many elements in this book that are obviously linked to the Bible. Then again, the symbolism in itself is truly enough evidence for me. Here's some of the allegorical examples I discovered... Is it really any coincidence that this small child is named the little prince? Jesus Christ is called the Prince of Peace who came to earth to die for us. Even the snake dares not harm because he is so innocent and sinless (think about how Satan takes the form of a snake in Adam & Eve, or how Satan tempts Jesus in the desert- yet again an element of Little Prince). "What is essential is invisible to the eyes," is definitely a Christian belief. Footprints in the sand is a theme present in the Bible, as is the water and the well, and our spiritual thirst for Jesus and faith. We are all children in God's eyes, and if we lose sight of what is important or so-to-speak become "grown-up" then we cannot possibly understand the miracles of life such as that of a simple flower. The flower even represents a sinner- God provides us with so many blessings.. shelter, water, love.. and still we continue to cough for our greed and for our pride to make ourselves feel important when we are truly so small and at the same time unfathomably important to Him. Possibly the most important theme is that of sacrifice. The little prince didn't have to die, he did it for his flower... just as Jesus did not have to die, but did sacrifice his life on earth so that we the sinful could have everlasting life with him. So when we look at the stars... the heavens... what do we see? A 'Little Prince' the Prince of Peace sitting up there watching over us and always with us each day when we believe.
Jessica, girl, age 11, from London, United Kingdom, on 5th June 2005. Rating: 8/10
I loved this book but at certain times I did not understand it.
Levi (cOndOr), boy, age 18, from Cainta Rizal, Philippines, on 3rd June 2005. Rating: 10/10
For me, the contains lessons that most of the people are forgetting in this days. The story tells us to think maturely and the best is the lesson that "What is essencial can't be seen by our naked eye, it is the heart. I love the book very, have a copy of it in english version but when it visit the bookstore, i saw a Pilipino version of it so it immediately got a copy. I just want to know who really is the little prince!!! And wether the sheep had eaten the rose or not!!! Can you please answer my questions all of you who loved the little prince!!!!!
Blue, girl, age 15, from North-west, United States, on 3rd June 2005. Rating: 10/10
What a delicate story. It could be taken in so many ways from so many different perspectives. Yet you can't help but giggle at the personifications of each star and who is on them. You can't help but bite your lip to keep from crying at the end. You can't help spending time afterwards to think about what the story meant in a whole. And once you figure out what it meant for YOU. Then the author truely had succeed.
Mor, girl, age 17, from Israel, on 14th May 2005. Rating:
The Little Prince is one of those books you can read again and again and still get excited in the touching parts. It is a lovely story, maybe a little heart-braking. I still find myself shedding tears in the end.
lone, girl, age 24, from mashad, Iran, on 11th May 2005. Rating:
It was a heartening and at the same time tragic story about a little boy who is far away from his love . It shows how the world goes & wht human beings are like.
mae, girl, age 21, from Quezon City, Philippines, on 29th April 2005. Rating: 9/10
I start to read this book, just to pass time. But as I progress to the story, I can't help but feel that this book actually has some deeper way of teaching us of what is truly is essential to our lives. It shows how a child view the world that we live in. People sometimes just go around without appreciating the simple things that we should be thankful for. Instead people indulge on those things that they thought as important but in reality, it is not. That is why, even though we do things like working, drinking, being vain and conceited, we never really feel truly HAPPY. Sometimes, we have to look into a childs mind to truly appreciate the beauty of life. To others you may be just another human, but to a certain person or animal, you are much much more... YOU'RE SPECIAL. This book has thought me so much. I never thought that such a small book could teach me so much... You must read this with your HEART into it, otherwise, you will NEVER be able to appreciate this book at all. "It is only with the heart that we see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
Irakli Zhvania, sculptor, boy, age 38, from Tbilisi, Georgia, on 5th April 2005. Rating: 10/10
This book is the second on me after Bible as many years. That was tha reason that in 1996-99 I did the big monument, dedcated to Little Prince ( you can search "The monument of little prince"). It is the biggest sculpture composition of Little Prince in the warld, with fantain, figures and ect. With best regards, Irakli
Michelle, girl, age 33, from Sydney, Australia, on 18th March 2005. Rating: 10/10
I believe The Little Prince transcends the innocence of children to becoming an almost etheral being. The Little Princes acquires more insight into human nature in his considerably short stay an our planet than most humans could ever hope for in a lifetime. He encounters, greed, humility, love, loss and even freindship, yet het never loses his quench for knowledge nor his devotion to his home and all it has. "It is only with the heart that we see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." It is all you will ever need to know.
Edka, girl, age 17, from sulęcin, Poland, on 7th March 2005. Rating:
If I have to choose one book as my all-time favorite, it will be Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince. Philosophical, irreverent and inspiring, it is rich in insight about the relative rightness or wrongness of a thing depending on one's point of view. It delves into the innocent wisdom of children and the cynical pompousness of adults. It also explores the concept of death.
Ofir, boy, age 11, from California , Folsom, United States, on 2nd March 2005. Rating: 10/10
I loved the book, especialy the part where you left things out. Like: HOW exactly did the prince travel from one star to another? Or: what happened to the fligher? I like it when people write books where you can fill In what you think.
Gilad, boy, age 7, from California , Folsom, United States, on 1st March 2005. Rating: 10/10
I think this is an excellent book. The last chapter made me cry. I still want to read it again sometime. The reason I read this book is I was given an assingment to make diorama about it. At school I need to tell about it to my classmates. I chose this book. My teacher accepted it and and that is how I got to read it. This gave me an idea to be an artist. I love the way the author explained the story. I felt very excited about all the different planets. I think each of the planets is special in its own way. I recomend this book to other readers.
mathew, boy, age 13, from toronto, Canada, on 23rd February 2005. Rating: 9/10
I was given this book to read as a novel study i thought it would be weird and childish bye the name of it. well i started reading it at first i realy dident get it but until i finished it and realy understoud the true meaning of it. you can realate it to the bible in many ways if you realy studie it. it is also on good way for parents to see the world though a childs eyes.
jimmy b., boy, age 12, from virginia united states, United States, on 15th February 2005. Rating: 10/10
I think this is a very great book. Along with chloe above at age twleve i think this book is very intresting and showes how somepeople dont really see th real meaning of life.
hariette cubelo, girl, age 16, from isabela, Philippines, on 26th December 2004. Rating: 9/10
the book was such a small one but it contains many things that the naked eye can't see.the storyr was excellent.
Wang Shuhan, girl, age 16, from Jinan, China, on 9th December 2004. Rating: 8/10
I read this book about 3 years ago, and I couldn't believe that such a little book could have so many meanings. I love the fox, the rose, the sunset and everything the little prince was fond of. The book gave me a different and unique view of what is love and care and responsibility. When I told my friends I loved the book, most of them couldn't even understand. They said the book was a silly and boring one for kids, but once you use your heart to read it, you really can't deny its value. From the book, I learnt to love others, not just wait for others to love me. Something the book had taught me made my relationship with friends and families closer. It's not only a fairy tale about a lovely little prince, but also a textbook where you can learn to grow up and mature.
Andrea Arlin R. Gonzales, girl, age 13, from Roman Catholic, Philippines, on 17th November 2004. Rating: 7/10
it is very interesting book. it makes me feel that my friends are very special, so thanks to this book!!!!
Kathleen Camacho Lopez, girl, age 9, from Los Angeles/ Norwalk city, United States, on 23rd October 2004. Rating: 10/10
I love the book. I've seen the movie its heart warming and sad. I'm writing a book report on it. It's my favorite book and movie.I'm going to call it the book of the year.
(John Doe), boy, age 14, from Singapore, on 12th October 2004. Rating: 2/10
I don't like this book... it is too profound to understand
Chloe B., girl, age 12, from Virginia, United States, on 9th October 2004. Rating: 10/10
When I was just 6 years old, my father sat me down and read the Little Prince. I loved it then, but I didn't understand the true meanings behind it. Apparently neither do my friends. Some of my best friends say "It is the STUPIDEST book EVER! Its about a wierd little alien person who wants a sheep, doesnt want the sheep to eat a snobby rose, meets some wierdos, and dies. There is no action in it!" If anyone dares to think that, I would say that you should read this book for something more then just the story. Thanks to this great book, I have learned how to help weed out baobabs to help prevent from becoming a mushroom...and maybe this book could help others turn into a rose...thorns and all. After all, that rose wasn't exactly perfect, but it did help so many things.
marz, girl, age 18, from Tacloban, Philippines, on 2nd October 2004. Rating: 9/10
For me it is one of the books I admire cause it gives a lot of simple thoughths that we often taken for granted. It's really exciting reading it, knowing what this Little Prine would do and what questions he would ask. To sum it up this is trully one extraordinary masterpiece of an extraordinary person.
London, girl, age 24, from Tampa, United States, on 4th August 2004. Rating: 1/10
A close family friend of the age of 50 couldn't believe it when I said that I had never read The Little Prince. Without a word, only a concerned expression, she ran to her bedroom to retrieve the book for me. "You MUST read this little book." I read it that evening and now I am encouraging others to read it. It is a short tale full of meaning. Children will love it and adults will love it all the same. The Little Prince leaves you with a few thoughts to ponder and with an awareness of the ways you are living your life.
charlotte moore, girl, age 13, from dorset, United Kingdom, on 22nd May 2004. Rating: 4/10
i don't really get it please tell me more!!