|Plot Summary of The Little Prince|
|"Antoine de Saint-Exupery tells a lovely story about a downed pilot, who, lost in a desert while trying to fix his plane, meets a magical little boy, The Little Prince, who lives on a tiny asteroid far away and comes to Earth. He asks the pilot to draw him a sheep, to eat the baobabs that threaten his beloved rose. The little boy charms the pilot, telling him gradually of his adventures as he journeys to Earth, meeting the King, The Businessman, the Scientist, the Drunk, the Lamplighter, and the Fox, who he tames with love. It is a wonderful parable on what is really important--the love, innocence, and wonder of a child."
Tina Loflin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Little Prince|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- pilot, civilian
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog