Preview: Peter Sís’s The Pilot and the Little Prince

Published: December 6th, 2013

Category: Featured, News

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the publication of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, see an excerpt from award-winning author and friend of the CCLC Peter Sís’s forthcoming book, The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 

In addition to writing poems and stories, Saint-Exupéry also flew (and sometimes crashed) airplanes.  Sis’s book focuses on these airborne adventures–charting Saint-Exupéry’s journeys over war zones, deserts, and stormy weather, all happening at a time when aviation was new.

Sis’s illustrations of night skies and mountain tops, and birds eye views of cityscapes and glittering oceans prompts readers to think about how Saint-Exupéry’s experiences in the air inspired him to create the story of a little prince who falls to Earth from an asteroid, and who looks on with wonder at our world.

The Pilot and the Little Prince will be available in May of 2014.  Read more about the book here. Read more about Peter Sís here.

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