We told you the Little Prince was in Firenze for the Pitti Bimbo fair.
Here is the report from our italian partner, who was there !
The partnership of the Little Prince, Bompiani and « Style Piccoli » (a magazine for parents of children 0-12 years), organized to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Little Prince, was a great success.
People were excited to find the Little Prince at Pitti Bimbo in Florence and willingly participated in a game based on the collection of stickers and completing a postcard to get free copies of the magazine « Style Piccoli ». Many visitors told us how much they love the Little Prince!
The magazine STYLE displayed several articles about our hero.
A great event for all the Little Prince’s enthusiasts !
A few months ago, a wonderful book was published in France. It was « La Belle Histoire du Petit Prince »…
This book displays the full text of the Little Prince, augmented with an illustrated folio of exclusive documents. This is the work of the best Little Prince experts : Alban Cerisier and Delphine Lacroix. Many other contributed to the tribute : Olivier Odaert, Virgil Tanase, Quentin Blake, Michael Morpurgo, Mark Osborne and Pef.
Dr Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, members of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation (F-ASEJ),are the co-founders and pilots of this unique solar plane. For the 70th anniversary of the Little Prince, they organize an exceptional event. July 11th, at 9 A.M., a breakfast under the wings of the Solar Impulse will gather civilian and military personalities, including the General Consul of France in NewYork.
This event is the last of an incredible trip. The solar plane crossed the United States, departing from San Francisco on May the 3rd, then reaching Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Washington, to finally arrive to New York on July 7. The two pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg alternately took place in the cockpit.
The “Across America” mission at a glance:
03 May 2013: First leg San Francisco/Moffett Airfield – Phoenix/Sky Harbor Pilot: Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman 22 May 2013: Second leg Phoenix/Sky Harbor – Dallas/Fort Worth Pilot: André Borschberg, Co-Founder and CEO 03 June 2013: Third leg Dallas/Fort Worth – St. Louis/Lambert Airport Pilot: Bertrand Piccard 14 June 2013: Fourth leg St. Louis/Lambert Airport – Cincinnati as Pit Stop – Washington DC/Dulles Pilot: André Borschberg (St. Louis – Cincinnati) and Bertrand Piccard (Cincinnati – Washington D.C.) 06 July 2013: Fifth and last leg Washington DC/Dulles – New York/JFK Pilot: André Borschberg
During its stay in New York, Solar Impulse had a dense program of events including a news conference on Monday, July 8 at noon at JFK, participation in the NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony and a meeting at the UN with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday, July 9. Among these events, the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation (F-ASEJ) is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the publication of the Little Prince in New York back in 1943. To homage this story intimately linked to the history of aviation, Solar Impulse pilots will wear a commemorative badge on their flying suits and the Little Prince’s yellow scarf, while carrying a special edition of the book in the cockpit.
In Italia, STYLE magazine celebrates the Little Prince 70th birthday, at the Pitti Bimbo fair in Firenze.
This unique event in the children’s fashion field presents the new trends, designers and innovative productions in one fair. With 500 brands, 8 universes to visit and 3 days, Pitti Bimbo is a quite intense moment!
The fair has closed yesterday. Let’s take a look back on the STYLE booth, decorated with pictures from the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Bookmarks, postcards, stickers have been distributed to the visitors.
The Little Prince classic graphics has been taken up to date by STYLE for this event. All the visitors were delighted!
The Little Prince has been translated in sanskrit!
Welcome, KANIYAAN RAAJAKUMAARAH !
The Masterpiece by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is now available in sanskrit. This historical Indo-Aryan language, the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and a literary and scholarly language, is the basis of the languages spoken in Europe today. This is one of the official languages in India.
This new version has an incredible story behind it.
Gopabandhu Mishra,University professor, teaching sanskrit at La Sorbonne in Paris, has encountered the Little Prince in an emotional and spiritual way. He has decided to translate it. « I know the book has been translated in more than 250 languages in the world, including several Indian languages, as Odi, Bangla, Hindi, etc. So why not sanskrit ? »