The Little Prince's book was chosen as the Best Book of the 20th Century in France. This book was first published in the original language in Indonesia in 1950 by the publisher JB Wolters which published together in Groningen (Netherlands) and Jakarta (Indonesia). Translation in Indonesian was published by publisher Pustaka Jaya in 1979, and later published in two different versions by Gramedia (2003 and 2010).
Although it was intended as a reading of children, the Little Prince had philosophical and idealistic meanings about human life and society. In this novel, Saint-Exupéry tells of the meeting of the main character, a pilot, with a little prince from outer space, in the middle of the Sahara Desert. In their conversation, the author expressed his views about the misunderstandings that are often done by humans and simple truths that are often forgotten by them as they grow older.