This novel is amazing. It's a story about a man who finds a little boy when he crashes his airplane out in the desert. The boy then teaches the pilot how to live and be happy through telling him about his travels from planet to planet. He explains the issue with each planet, and how there was no planet like his own home planet. One that has a rose that he truly loves.
It may sound odd, but it's best that you read this novel to understand why this book is so essential to read. The Little Prince is a favorite of mine. I read this for the first time when I was around 14 or 15, because James Dean loved this book. (I loved him.) Anywho, I'm glad that I did. This novel shows what's important in life.
Now, looking at it in a technical way, it is still wonderful. Though using stereotypical types of people (the classic businessman, etc.) for minor characters, it works beautifully. You don't learn too much about any character, but you do hear the voices of the two main characters and learn things about their respective lives. The characters' tones are all easy to follow. The best part is that, read at any age, you will be able to take something different from this book each time you read it, as it grows with you from year to year.
The wisdom from this book is easy to absorb and understand. I recommend this book to everybody at every age.
Yeah. Waaaaay over five.
Suggestion: This book is short, but read it alone first. Then share it with your friends and family.