Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Hoje é o Dia Internacional do Livro Infantil

O [Plano Nacional de Leitura] e a [Rede de Bibliotecas Escolares] associam-se ao Dia Internacional do Livro Infantil, que hoje se assinala, convidando alunos, pais e professores a lerem livros nas bibliotecas das escolas. Esta rede já conta com mais de duas mil bibliotecas e abrange cerca de 74 por cento dos alunos.
Today is International Day of Children’s Books! The Portuguese [National Reading Plan] and the [Network of School Libraries] invite everyone, specially children, their parents and teachers to read books at the school libraries! I hope they accept the invitation!... I will read again (for the 1000th time) «[Le Petit Prince]», by Saint-Exupéry!! It’s his 60th Anniversary and it always makes me dream and feel good…
I keep recalling the part when the Prince asks the narrator to draw a sheep, but as he doesn't know how to draw one, draws a hat instead, that looks like a boa with an elephant inside, like a hat. "No! No!" exclaims the Prince. "I don't want a boa with an elephant inside! I want a sheep!!!...". He tries other drawings, until he draws a plain box, explaining that the Prince may find a sheep inside of it. Finally, the Prince says "That's perfect". But what truly inspires me (and has inspired me since childhood) is the famous sentence by the fox: "On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur, l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux" (only with the heart one can see rightly, the essential is invisible to the eye)…

9 comments:

Jilly said...

I love your post today! And I adore Le Petit Prince. Your photograph and your commentary is just fabulous. thanks for the reminder.

Sailor Girl said...

Oh that's so kind, Jilly! Merci bien!!! Moi aussi j'adore le Petit Prince depuis 1980 ou 1981, je ne me souviens pas... J'avais des premiers lessons de Français (a l'Alliance Française, a Estoril) et le professeur nous a donné un exemplaire. I immediately fell in love with the drawings and some years later with the story...

Olivier said...

mon livre qui a bercé mon enfance. C'est l'un des joyaux de la littérature française.

My book which has rocked my childhood. This is one of the jewels of French literature.

Sailor Girl said...

That's so wonderful to know, Olivier!! Merci beaucoup pour ta visite et ton commentaire! (excusez-moi si j'écrie avec des erreurs...)

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Fernando Vasconcelos said...

Bem como poderá ver no meu perfil é só o meu livro preferido. A frase que cita é uma das minhas preferidas de todo o livro também. Saint Exupery era um homem notável. Os outros livros dele que li Terre des Hommes ou Vol de Nuit são igualmente de um humanismo incrível. Mas o Pequeno Príncipe ... Não resisti a comentar! Acho que a minha parte preferida é o diálogo com a raposa.

Sally said...

Fantastic. I've got that edition in your first picture.

Jazzy said...

my favourite book.
great post!

George Townboy said...

This is a fantastic post! Two of my children were READERS!! They amazed the school librarian ... she actually had to work to keep up with them.

I have to admit, though, when I clicked on your blog and first saw the picture and the title "Le Petit Prince" I thought I was being anointed!!! LOL