By Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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Summary by Holt, Rinehardt, and Winston (HRW)
A pilot crashes his plane in the middle of the African desert, a thousand miles from nowhere. He has enough water for only eight days, so he must work fast to repair his plane and return home. All his attention is focused on this immediate crisis when, suddenly, a strange little person appears by his side and immediately requests that the pilot draw him a sheep.
And so the pilot begins a much different journey than the one he originally expected. The little prince, for that is what the stranger is, has been traveling all across the universe before landing in the desert. Through their conversations, the pilot remembers the imagination of his youth and learns valuable lessons about life and happiness. The pilot and the little prince become dear friends, but their time is limited. Will the pilot be able to fix his plane before his water runs out? Will the little prince be able to make it back home safely? And, most importantly, has the sheep eaten the flower or not?
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