The story of The Little Prince

And it is rightly about encounters. For her new show Véronique Deroide decided to tell the story of The Little Prince – not reading but telling the story. Simply presented, sometimes accompanied by music and following the purest oral tradition, the storyteller brings alive the meeting between a lost aviator and a small boy looking for a friend.

 

14 October at 5:00 p.m.: performance open to the public
15 and 16 October: schools performances at 2:30 p.m.
17 October: performance open to the public at 7:00 p.m.
Duration: 60 min

 

At the Roll Mop’s Théâtre
Bd Kennedy – 62200 Boulogne-sur-mer
Tel: 03 21 87 27 31 or theatre.rollmops@wanadoo.fr

The Little Prince as seen by Holly

Holly is a young blogger who is a student following a preparatory arts course. On her blog you can find amusing anecdotes about her life in Paris and share her reactions. She’s a great admirer of Disney and she’s fabulous at drawing princesses and other characters from the world of her imagination. Today our talented artist has drawn the little prince on his planet, looking at a rose.

 

You can find Holly’s adventures on her blog and on her professional site

Sad news from New York

In Manhattan, in the heart of the Rockefeller Center there is a French bookstore called the Librairie de France. It was founded 73 years ago by Isaac Molho at the request of David Rockefeller, the millionaire and “host” to French intellectuals fleeing the rise of Nazism in Europe.
The bookstore was hugely successful during the Second World War, became a publishing house and published authors such as André Maurois, Jules Romain and… Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A golden era for the bookstore, which in order to respond to demand had 2 tonnes of books delivered a week!
Later on the bookstore became THE place for all Francophiles to meet up. In 2009, with a massive increase in rental, from 360,000 to 1 million dollars, the bookstore has to close. So if you are a lover of old books or a friend of Saint-Exupéry and are visiting New York, why not pay a visit to its old location…

Did you know? The Little Prince exists in every language

The story has been translated into a total of 210 languages and dialects. Convincing proof of its universal appeal: Le Petit Prince speaks every language, and to every inhabitant of our planet. Read the article on this publishing phenomenon here.

 

And did you know that there are people all over the world who collect editions of The Little Prince? While their bookshelves might look similar, each collector has his or her own unique motivation. Meet the collectors.

Maiden flight of the Bréguet XIV

Of the various aircraft in service with the Aéropostale mail service, the Bréguet XIV was one of the planes that flew the Toulouse-Casablanca-Dakar routes. This fine aircraft was also used to open up sections for new lines in Brazil,  Uruguay and Argentina. Between 1917 and 1926, over 8,000 models were built. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry himself flew a Bréguet XIV during his time as a pilot for l’Aéropostale.

 

The Bréguet XIV association has completed a remarkable challenge: rebuilding a Bréguet XIV from scratch. Starting in 1992, the members of the association began building this emblem of man’s conquest of the air from the original blueprints. On 11 November 2003, the Bréguet XIV made her first test flight. A year later, the association was awarded a Bronze Medal by the  Académie Nationale de l’Air et de l’Espace.

 

On 3 September 2009, after several test flights and final adjustments, the Bréguet XIV received her airworthiness certificate from the French civil aviation authority, the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile. The following day, the aircraft was issued with its registration number: F-POST.

F-POST, the only airworthy Bréguet XIV in the world, will make her maiden flight on Saturday 3 October 2009, at 11 a.m., from the Castelsarrasin-Moissac airfield

 

Find out more: breguet14 @orange.fr

La Mémoire du Petit Prince…

… is the title of Jean-Pierre Guéno’s latest book. After the enormous success of Paroles de Poilus, based on letters and diaries written by France’s First World War troops, Jean-Pierre Guéno has turned his attention to the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. For this extensively illustrated biography, Jean-Pierre Guéno worked closely with the families of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, the Saint-Exupéry family heirs. The result is a work illustrated by over 450 documents: manuscripts, photos, letters; drawings, restaurant bills and a host of mementoes, all lovingly presented by artistic director Jérôme Pecnard.

 

Friends of the Little Prince should know that Jean-Pierre Guéno has not confined himself solely to the life of Saint-Exupéry. He has also made the acquaintance of the Little Prince, who takes his turn narrating the diary of the life of Antoine, writer, aviator and humanist.

 

Due for publication on 15 October 2009.

 

Find out more: www.editionsjacob-duvernet.com

The Little Prince as seen by Gally

Gally is a graphic novel illustrator. Her style is often described as satirical, self-mocking and even dark, but she is also recognised for her great talent for story-telling. Her two best-known works to date are Mon gras et moi and Sale Morveuse! published by Diantres! Today Gally offers us a beautiful rendering of the Little Prince and his friend the fox on their first meeting.

 

Check out Gally’s blog.

 

All you artists, painters and illustrators out there, go ahead and send your work to contact@lepetitprince.com

Do you know ? Little Prince’s house

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote The Little Prince in the United States. He was writing at night, drawing and painting in Bevin House. The legend says he was waking up his wife or calling friends to read them what he just wrote.

 

Fin out more on the Birth of the book.

2009-2013 : Marseille’s tribute

Now we know how Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has disappeared, not far from Marseilles. From 2009 to 2013, Marseilles pays its tribute to the writer-pilot. After the ceremony on July 31st, the people of Marseilles got the chance to see a free exhibition on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Personal belongings, original material and other rare documents were shown to the public. The city of Marseilles has opened a website to celebrate Antoine de Saint-Exupéry : http://www.marseillesaintex.org.

 

You’ll find a very interesting biography, a large selection of beautiful pictures, and a Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Podcast. The ceremony is also broadcasted online, a rare opportunity to see the legendary P38 in action.

 

Marseilles will celebrate Saint-Exupéry until 2013, things to come are listed online, this site is for everyone who loves Saint-Exupéry.

On the web

The new Little Prince website is on everybody’s lips these days. Let’s give a look at reviews we got : Ecran.fr says the site is “a goldmine for every little prince lovers.
On Chrogeek.com  “The new web-community is already a success, it’s Saint-Exupery’s Spirit on a site.”
A lot of websites and blogs talked about this launching : Infojeunes.com or Thewebconsulting.com.

 

Thanks to everyone who shared, and have fun on the site!