After the initial triumphal release in France and several translations around the world, Joann Sfar’s adaptation of The Little Prince is now out in folio. The 2008 edition of Joann Sfar’s graphic novel was a hardback version, made for the shelter of a library shelf, but this new format is ideal for carrying around wherever you go.
The latest edition sets the final touch to this successful foray by the Little Prince into the ninth art. The story loses nothing for its smaller format; all the poetry of the images and words is still there.
The ever-popular Little Prince lithographs are now on special offer in the online store!
The lithographs, large and small, are printed on Arches BFK paper by the Art-Lithographie print works in Paris, a superb presentation of Saint-Exupéry’s watercolours. This is an offer not to be missed: - 70% off all the lithographs!
When the Little Prince arrives on the planet, he finds the streets in the grip of a reign of terror. No sooner does one of the inhabitants begin to speak in public than patrols of flying ears emerge to listen to whatever is said and report it to the disturbing figure of Sahara.
Here is a fresh challenge for the Little Prince, who soon discovers that the evil eating away at this planet arises from the “injuries” of just one man. To help make the wait seem a little shorter, here are two exclusive extracts from the new adventure, to be screened on France 3 on Tuesday 1 November at 9.15 a.m.
After Richard Cocciante’s show, the Little Prince returns to the stage for a new musical adventure. Rehearsals are currently under way at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast (Northern Ireland). The music and lyrics are the work of Nick Lloyd Webber (member of the UK’s famous Lloyd Webber musical dynasty) and James Reid.A contemporary style for a literary classic
Rumour has it that the costumes are simply magnificent, worthy of a couture catwalk. We were lucky enough to hear a preview of the songs from the show; the rhythm is basically pop rock, but we were struck by the quality of the songs retracing the chapters of the story.
A largely female cast
The lead role is played by a rising star in the world of musicals: Niamh Perry has already thrilled UK audiences in hit musicals like Mamma Mia or Love Never Dies. Her voice, warm yet light, is perfect for the role of the Little Prince. The pilot is played by Norwegian star Corey Conrady, the Rose by Cassandra Compton (finalist in the UK version of The X Factor), with Laura Pitt Pulford as the Snake and Sophie Wake playing the Fox.
As a worthy way of marking the fifteenth anniversary of the Rights of the Child, the town of Issy-les-Moulineaux on the outskirts of Paris has dedicated the month of November to a celebration of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his Little Prince.
Children under six are invited, with their families, to an exhibition entitled “Les Petits Princes d’Issy et de Guro”, at which the children of Issy-les-Moulineaux and of Guro (a town in South Korea twinned with Issy) offer the public their vision of the Little Prince in the form of drawings and paintings (from 4 to 30 November).
Children aged 6-11can try their hand at collaborative drawing thanks to the “Draw us a sheep” animation (information and bookings on: 01 41 23 80 00).
There is also talk of attractions such as an exhibition of models and installations made in Issy’s arts workshops, or a performance of key scenes from The Little Prince in English, by local youngsters.
More information coming soon. Find out more on: www.issy.com
The Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation is involved in many projects around the world to aid young people in difficulty. If you would like to help the Foundation and spoil yourself a little at the same time, the Little Prince online store has the answer
Kiub offers Saint-Exupéry fans a range of cards, magnets and key rings, each bearing a quotation from the author’s works that has special meaning.
Friends of the Little Prince, you have not been forgotten; check out the magnets inspired by the watercolour illustrations from the book – ideal gifts for that special friend, unique in all the world. See you at the online store.
In 2008, with the agreement of the Saint-Exupéry estate, the Pépinières et Roseraies Georges Delbard nursery created the Rose du Petit Prince, given its official naming at a ceremony on 6 June 2008.
For every bush sold, 1.5€ is donated to the Association Petits Princes.
The association was founded in 1987 to make dreams come true for children and teenagers seriously ill with cancer, leukaemia and certain genetic diseases.
Over its three years of existence, the campaign has already made a number of dreams come true.
Today, a dream becomes reality every two days, and there are plenty of projects in preparation: kicking off a football match, meeting a top pastry chef, swimming with dolphins, attending a Formula 1 race, getting a makeover, and many other dreams that offer children a respite from their medicalised world and a chance to look to the future. Achieving their dream gives children extra energy to fight their disease.
The association does not confine its action to one dream per child. In conjunction with over 200 hospital departments all over France, it can bring a number of dreams to life for a single child, based on his or her interests and timed to fit around treatment schedules and hospital stays.
The Association Petits Princes receives no government funding, so it is only thanks to the generosity of donors and loyal partners like Pépinières et Roseraies Georges Delbard that it has been able to make 3,900 childhood dreams come true.
In Spanish, the Little Prince is El Principito. Following on from France and Germany, the Little Prince TV series launched in Spain on Sunday 16 October, when Spain’s little princes and princesses met the Little Prince on the Planet of Time. Olivier d’Agay, director of the Saint-Exupéry-d’Agay estate and grandnephew of the author of The Little Prince, was in Spain for the occasion, to interpret the series and its values to the Spanish media. “The Little Prince is the child thatAntoine de Saint-Exupéry never ceased to be throughout his life,” he explained.
If you are a Spanish-speaker, visit the Noticias website, where you will find an entire article devoted to the series and an exclusive interview with Olivier d’Agay.
The Little Prince series, screened on Disney Chanel, now has a fantastic website dedicated to the world of the series.
Many of the friends of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry were invited to the launch of the project of a home for the Little Prince at the chateau of Saint-Maurice de Rémens. We took advantage of the occasion to record several interviews, to talk about the plans for the chateau but also, and especially, about Antoine.
Today we feature an exclusive interview with Alban Cerisier, a palaeographer at Gallimard. Alban is an expert on Saint-Exupéry, and has written a book about the Little Prince (Il était une fois le Petit Prince by Gallimard). In the course of a stroll around the grounds of the chateau, Alban Cerisier talked to us about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Sunsets are not the only times the Little Prince loves. Once night has fallen, he enjoys gazing at the starry sky and listening to the sounds of the night. But when he closes his eyes, all kinds of strange creatures appear! This is the next episode of the Little Prince, where our hero will be called upon to wage merciless war against intolerance and fear of the other. Have fun with this exclusive episode that will be broadcast on 9 October at 9.30 am on France 3!