Giveaway: THE LITTLE PRINCE’s 70th Anniversary

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

little prince 70th anniversary edition

Get excited, y’all! Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved story is celebrating a big anniversary. In this giveaway sponsored by the 70th anniversary edition of The Little Prince, which includes a book and a CD of the unabridged audiobook (read by Viggo Mortensen!), in addition to a downloadable edition of the audio, we want to hear your stories inspired by some favorite quotes from the book.

3 finalists will receive these swanky 70th anniversary editions of The Little Prince, and the winner will receive a $50 gift card to their favorite book retailer.

Here’s the skinny:

1. Tell a story from your life inspired by or related to one of the five quotes below–800 words max–and submit it using the form by 11:59pm Eastern next Monday, April 1.

2. We’ll read all the entries and post the finalists on Thursday, April 4.

3. Readers will vote for their favorite entries by clicking the Facebook “like” button the post. The winner will be the entry with the most Facebook “likes” by 11:59pm, Thursday, April 11.

Ready? Here are the quotes:

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to have to explain things to them always and forever.

When you’ve finished getting yourself ready in the morning, you must go get the planet ready.

Language is the source of misunderstandings.

Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. 

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

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