Then it's time to give some other French classics a try. As Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's beloved story sails into theaters and onto Netflix tomorrow, take a look at these French books—picked by Flore Pouquet of the French Embassy's bookshop, Albertine—that deserve to go on the big screen next.
"This is an unforgettable novel for teenagers that adults will appreciate, too," says Flore Pouquet, Albertine intern, and children's literature aficionado. "Three orphans with completely different personalities try to be adopted by a half-brother overwhelmed with the situation. It's a book about family links, generosity, and courage, told with a great dose of humor and humanity."
"Oh, Boy!" by Marie-Aude Murail, $9, albertine.com. Available in French.
"De Fombelle is absolutely brilliant at creating new worlds and immersing the reader in them. Tobie lives in a tree but was forced to live in the low branches, where conditions are hard—but, many adventures await him there. This is a beautifully written novel that raises awareness about ecology and the human condition."