Today’s blog is a review of the book The Return of the Prince-a sequel to the childhood story, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery. This book is by Alejandro Roemmers originally written in Spanish, but translated by Oliver Brook into English.
Illustrations are by Pietari Posti, and in all honesty, they are what your eyes are continuously drawn to when you look at the book, or any pages with an illustration on.
My father owned The Little Prince, so I got to read it as a child, but I’d be lying if I said I remembered every detail now, 20 years on. However, the detail in this book evoked so many memories for me of it, that it all came back to me as I read.
If you haven’t read the first book, well, go and read it now! Then go and read this one too-its truly worth it!
Both books feel like they’re meant for the adult mind, but the plots, the characters, and the detail actually suit both children and adults!
The descriptions used for words the Prince needs explanation of, literally blew me away. This book teaches us so much about love, friendship, challenges in life, the key to our own happiness, and most importantly, how we think we know all there is to know about ourselves, but a special stranger can change that opinion in a heartbeat.
A couple of the descriptive pieces of writing got to me so much, I was sat in a doctors waiting room taking photos of them so I didn’t forget them-they were just so truthful and inspiring I didn’t want to forget them!
The book on first sight seemed smaller than some I usually would read, but once opened, it can only be described as a literary tardis!
The content, packed full of the most beautiful imagery, precise terminology and thought provoking descriptions, made the book so effortless to work through, and so memorable once finished.
Obviously I wouldn’t divulge the ending (spoilers are such an unwanted addition)-but suffice to say, the ending in my opinion is perfect and I do believe the story could continue to run into other books should the author wish to.
To conclude, this book was a joy to read from beginning to end, and I would recommend to anyone, of any age!