Monday, May 9, 2011

Le Petite Prince

I don't have a favorite movie, or a favorite song, or a favorite quote, or even a favorite color.
But The Little Prince is absolutely my favorite book in the whole world.
{I believe I've mentioned this before}
And I couldn't even really tell you why.

The first time I read it was in 8th Grade for english class. It was one of those books that everyone moaned and groaned about and said was weird and didn't make any sense. But I absolutely loved it.

Since then, I've collected the normal version, the pop-up version, and the movie version.

In french today we read the first chapter (my first time ever reading it in French) and it reminded me just how lovely it is. So when I got home, I picked up my copy (in english) and started reading again.

I really could not tell you what is so perfect about it. It's just perfect.

Perhaps it's the plain truth to everything thats in it.
Or perhaps it's just how darling the Little Prince is himself.
Perhaps it's the wording and funny pictures.
Whatever it is, it is my favorite.

Like I said before I couldn't tell you. But when you read it {which you really ought if you've never before} it's just so perfect. It just is.



Mallory and Hannah said...

ah, we're reading this right now in french class! i love the chapter with the fox.
things aren't special until you decide they are. what a beautiful truth.

deb schwedhelm photography said...

my oldest is in 8th grade and i don't think she's ever read the book (nor have i). so i'm buying it now. for both of us. might have to get the pop-up version too b/c it just looks beautiful.

so sad we missed you this weekend. next time though...for sure.