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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • 5 stars across 32 books
    Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupery was born on 29 June 1900 in Lyon, France. He first flew in a plane when he was twelve years old, an experience which ignited a life-long love of aviation and adventure. After serving in the French air force, Saint-Exupery joined a pioneering aviation company and helped to establish the first airmail routes over north Africa and South America, surviving numerous accidents and gaining the Legion d'honneur for his service. His experiences inspired several books, including Night Flight (1931), and Wind, Sand and Stars (1939), which were awarded France's highest literary awards. He wrote The Little Prince during a sojourn in the US, where it was first published in 1943, before he returned to France to fly military reconnaissance missions. On 31 July 1944, Saint-Exupery took off from an air base in Corsica, but never returned. His disappearance remained the subject of speculation until 1998, when his identity bracelet was recovered from the sea off the coast of Marseille.

    Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved children's authors. He was born in 1943 in St Albans and published his first book in 1975. Since then he has written over one hundred books, which have been translated into over twenty languages, and adapted for film and the stage, including the National Theatre's hit production of War Horse. His books have won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award as well as many others. Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003-2005, and was awarded an OBE in 2006.
    10th January 1991

    The Little Prince

    Few books have been as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. A beautiful gift editi... More

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    12th January 1997

    Die Klein Prinsie

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    9th January 2001

    Le petit prince

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    15th June 2015

    The Little Prince

    Having crash-landed in the Sahara desert, a pilot comes across a young boy who introduces himself as the Little Prince a... More

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    5th June 1995

    The Little Prince

    Translated by Irene Testot-Ferry. The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adul... More

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    1st January 2001

    Khosana e Monyane: Kanye Nemidwebo Yombhali

    Published for the first time in one of South Africa's eleven official languages, "Khosana e Monyane" is the Southern Sot... More

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    1st June 2014

    The Little Prince

    First published in 1943 and written by now-famous French writer Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince has grown to... More

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    4th October 2004

    Little Prince

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