This is a co-operative activity designed for readers who have studied The Little Prince in English. Students are asked to match the text on the edges of the 11 triangles to answer and complete the following Q and A and quotes from the text. I have included a second version of the puzzle based on a freer translation of the original work.
What does the narrator of The Little Prince do for a living?
• He’s a pilot.
When one wishes to play the wit,
• he sometimes wanders a little from the truth.
According to the fox, it is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
• what is essential is invisible to the eye.
But I have made him my friend, and now he is…
• unique in all the world.
My Drawing Number One. It looked like this:
• (illustration of a hat)
You become responsible, forever, for
• what you tame
If you tame me, then…
we shall need each other.
Who helps the Little Prince return to his planet?
A Turkish astronomer had presented his discovery to the International Astronomical Congress. • But he was in Turkish costume so nobody would believe what he said.
• a sheep!
How did the Little Prince leave his planet?
• With the help of a flock of wild birds.
If you are not sure that this activity is right for you, have a look at the Triangle Puzzle for Beginning Readers. Although it is for very young readers, it will show you how these puzzles work: