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The Little Prince

The Little Prince


by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. The narrator likes his drawing of the baobabs the best of all his drawings. Which drawing is your favorite and why?
  2. Why does the little prince wear a greatcoat and carry a sword? Is this the way you would have imagined this character? Draw your own version of the little prince.
  3. It’s pretty clear that the narrator believes children are curious and imaginative and wise, and that he is convinced that most adults are duds. Do you agree with him?
  4. Is this book a tragedy? How do you interpret the ending?
  5. The most-quoted line from this book is: ““It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” (21.34-36) How do you interpret this line?
  6. Many readers say that this book is “poetic.” Do you agree? Why?
  7. The little prince is very much in love with his flower, but she seems rather ill tempered, don’t you think? Do you think she is lovable? Or is the little prince a sentimental fool?
  8. The fox asks to be “tamed.” How do you interpret this?
  9. The little prince meets several men on his travels. Which one of these reminded you most of the people you see around you every day?

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