The Little Prince Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Explore:    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   pilot, civilian


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Asteroid A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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