Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Little Prince

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery is one of those classics that if you did not read, you've at least heard about.  During our road trip last year, Alice was introduced to it by listening to the 70th anniversary audio book edition narrated by Viggo Mortensen.  Mortensen's calm portrayal of The Little Prince is almost too soothing for listening while driving and yet he exudes the deep emotions folded into the story in a way I think very few people could.  I highly recommend it if you can get your hands on it.

We listened to the story as a pleasant part of our journey to occupy our minds while driving through vast expanses of generally the same view, so for this novel, I required little more than listening and a little discussion.  However, I found the guides linked below to include great questions for discussion, or novel ideas for approaching the book with children.  I may even have Alice revisit the story once again this year so we can try some of these activities. 

The Novel Guide 

The Best Notes Summary Sheets

Great Performances from PBS Lesson Guide

Teaching Children Philosophy

The Little Prince Game Room

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