An Introduction Author Background Antoine De Saint-Exupery Born

An Introduction Author Background  Antoine De Saint-Exupery  Born

An Introduction Author Background Antoine De Saint-Exupery Born in France in June of 1900 Was a writer, French Aviator, and war hero In 1935, Saint-Exupery crashed his plane in the Sahara

desert; he was rescued after days wandering Flew dangerous war missions after France was invaded in World War II Wrote the Little Prince in 1940 In 1944, his plane was shot down during a war mission. Book Background

The three most popular books in the 20th century the Holy Bible, Muslim Koran, and The Little Prince It is the story of a child written for grown-ups. The novel initially opens with a pilot who crashes his plane in the middle of the desert. Remind you of someone?

Illustrations The novel is filled with illustrations which give the book a childlike quality Book Background

The pilot meets the Little Prince, a traveler from a far away planet who becomes the pilots friend. Major Characters: The Little Prince A pure and innocent traveler. His childlike behavior is contrasted with

different adult characters. Believes the search for answers is more important than the answers themselves. Major Characters: The Pilot (Narrator) An adult, but used to be an imaginative child.

He serves as the princes confidant and relays the princes story to us. Major Characters: The Rose She is vain and nave, but the prince still loves her

because he has spent so much time caring for her. A symbol of universal love, encompassing both human characteristics of good and bad.

Major Characters: The Fox He is both the Princes pupil and instructor. His encounter with the little prince displays an ideal friendship. Major Characters: The Snake A biblical allusion

He represents the unavoidable phenomenon of death. Literary Terms to Know Allegory A literary work with more than one level of meaning

Symbol An object with a deeper level of meaning Flashback An interruption in the chronological sequence of a story by the narration of events which occurred earlier Closing

How much has your prediction come true? Write 2-4 sentences (on the back of your story impressions worksheet) explaining whether your prediction was correct or incorrect, and cite one example from the text which supports it.

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