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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery


I just finished reading this lovely little book once again. I have always been enamored by children's stories, especially ones that force the reader to reevaluate his or her life when read through the adult lens. The first time that I read The Little Prince was in my French class in high school. Originally written in French, the literature and word choice is so simple, delicate, and beautiful. The story challenges one to awaken his or her imagination to see and understand the world as an innocent child would. Ask questions. Demand answers. And tame the world around you.

Note-Taking:

I began jotting down anything that came to mind with regards to the story. I wanted to focus on the Little Prince's interactions with nature and animals rather than with adults. He learns more about human behavior by examining the way adults treat their land, resources, and each other. I ended up leaning towards objects like the sketched sheep, a rose with a glass globe to keep safe, a tamed fox, and the migration of a flock of birds.

Brainstorming:

The author's last name contains three parts: D, S, E. I settled on, what I thought to be considered, his "official" last initial: S. Here's what I've got so far. I keep coming back to these three main concepts: rose(s), planet, and flock of birds. The last couple of sketches incorporate a snake swallowing an elephant whole. Looking at it more, I'm actually quite fond of this last concept. 

**I'll continue to experiment. In the meantime, I would love some feedback!

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