This book is written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who was a French author, journalist and pilot. The book has been written in 1943, one year before his death.
The Little Prince appears to be a simple children’s tale, but on the contrary, it is a deeply philosophical one, that questions all the things we adults are busy doing - what we would call "things of consequence".
This profound tale, written in riddles and laced with philosophy and poetic metaphor, is a story of a young boy who goes travelling around the universe. During his travel he has extraordinary encounters which reveal to him the follies of adult behaviour. It''s a moving book and takes the reader through a process of reflection on the adult world through the eyes of a child.