In a year with the overarching concept "Quest," we could not pass up the opportunity to do a novel study on The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery. We talked about many themes in this book, but the focus was on the idea of exploration and enlightenment. As one reviewer put it:
We studied the characters, compared and contrasted their character traits, and thought about the personalities that might go with different flower types after reading about the prince's precocious rose. After a lot of thinking and writing about what we read, we got to see the play performed at the Seattle Children's Theater. What a wonderful book!