Happy World Book Day 2021, bookworms! From our stack of books, one that we have collected in many languages is the Little Prince (bible discounting – we have this in 228 languages). While we can only understand it in some languages at the moment, we hope we can do more in the future.
The Little Prince
The Little Prince is a novella written by French aristocrat, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It is one of the best-selling and most translated (301 languages and dialects) books of all time. The little prince in the story has golden hair, an endearing laugh, and as a child, kept repeating questions until they’re answered. He lived in a house-sized asteroid known as “B 612” where he tended to baobob trees, uprooting them to not take over his asteroid that houses 3 volcanoes, one dormant and two active. There was also a rose that the Little Prince grew to love despite it being vain and silly.
Although written in a style of a children’s book, the Little Prince taught us many life lessons, making us reflect on human nature and life in general.