The Little Prince is a book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery about a man who crashes his plane in the Sahara desert and meets a little prince from a faraway asteroid. Over the eight days the man is stranded in the desert, the prince tells him about his life, his love for a rose, his travels to various asteroids inhabited by absurd and unimaginative adults, and finally his travels on earth. In the end, the prince has a snake bite him, supposedly bringing him back to his home.
A Little Princess is the story of Sara Crewe, the daughter of a rich young man who enrolls her at boarding school in England after her happy childhood in India. The intelligent and well-mannered Sara finds herself under the thumb of the cruel headmistress Miss Minchin, who makes her work as a scullery maid after Captain Crewe loses his fortune in diamond mines and dies of brain fever. Greed, the power of imagination, and the theme of good behavior being rewarded are all explored in this children's tale.