Sunday, May 06, 2012

Top 10 books that take you travelling

Sita Brahmachari's first novel, Artichoke Hearts won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2011, was chosen for The Book Trust's Booked Up scheme, and nominated for the Carnegie Prize 2012. Her second novel, Jasmine Skies was published in March 2012.

One of her top ten books that take you travelling, as told to the Guardian:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This novella, written by a pilot, became one of the bestselling novels ever published. It's about an alien child prince, from another planet, who falls to earth and lands in the Sahara desert. This story will make you laugh and cry as the young prince meets various characters, like "fox". He starts to think about his own planet, which is only the size of a house. When I watch Dr Who I often wonder if some of the ideas behind the quirky doctor came from this wonderful book.
Read about another book on the list.

The Little Prince is one of Dalia Sofer's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue