French subscription literature
17. Le petit prince
Reasons to study this work
Le petit prince is short, amusing and full of philosophical allusions. More like reading poetry, it lends itself to discussing particular references such as the exotically dressed scientist who is only taken seriously when he adopts western dress.
The interest of the novel
A number of themes relevant to the modern world crop up as the little prince visits the neighbouring stars so as a starter for serious conversation it is an excellent tool. The fantastical element of the writing will appeal to those with a creative bent.