Literary World Cup – Round 1 Group E

Both winners in this group produced international bestselling children books. So this post might unintentional bring up some childhood memories.

 

France vs. HondurasImage

WINNER: France

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupèry

An airplane pilot crashes in the desert when he is approached by the little prince. While he looks like a normal boy, the little prince is an alien who has traveled from planet to planet in search of a way to end his isolation. On his travels he encounters several adults who behave in ways that confuses him before landing on Earth. As the pilot and alien talk they develop a bond that exist on Earth and beyond the stars.

 

Switzerland vs. EcuadorImage

WINNER: Switzerland

The Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister

In an homage to the message that sharing is caring, Pfister explains the tale of The Rainbow Fish, a lonely but beautiful fish that has scales that sparkle as he swims along. In an attempt to solve the problem of his loneliness, the rainbow fish seeks the advice of a wise octopus who gives him some surprising and life changing knowledge. Side note: I thought a book where an octopus gives advice would be a great read in remembrance of Paul the German octopus who accurately predicted the winner of several games in the 2010 World Cup.

R.I.P. Paul the Octopus

Gone, but not forgotten

(2008-2010)

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