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Fan Art Friday #128


On Fridays, fans of The Little Prince express their talent with Fan Art Friday!

Send us your creations via our facebook page, we’ll publish them here!
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Normal ILLustrations

Namir Onofre Ortega

Namir Onofre Ortega

Maude Môdy Le Francois‎

Maude Môdy Le Francois‎

Mara Elizabeth‎

Mara Elizabeth‎

Fernanda Rguez

Fernanda Rguez


Hugh Grant to narrate The Little Prince at the Abu Dhabi Festival


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Hugh Grant will make a stage appearance in Abu Dhabi.

The famed British actor has been announced as a last-minute addition to the regional premiere of The Little Prince.

The 55-year-old will be the “live narrator », tasked with telling the classic tale, in a fresh musical adaptation by Nick Lloyd Webber and James D Reid.

Part of the continuing Abu Dhabi Festival, the family performance is an Arab World premiere, hosted at Emirates Palace on April 21 and 22.

The Little Prince is the debut musical from Lloyd Webber, the son of celebrated impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber. Co-written with creative partner James D Reid, the production received its debut in Belfast in 2011.

However in a fresh spin for the emirates, Grant will bring the French literary classic to life. First published in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s much-loved novella has been translated into 230 languages and still sells one million copies a year.

The book tells the story of a pilot who crashes in the desert and meets a young boy from another planet, before setting off on a voyage into space.

Grant will narrate the story alongside an orchestra of 40 players and 13 principal singers and ensemble, under the baton of acclaimed music director Simon Lee.

In a joint statement, Lloyd Webber and Reid said: “We’re delighted to welcome Hugh on board for the concert performances of The Little Princeat the Abu Dhabi Festival 2016 and are looking forward to working with him in April. »

Before both performances the writers will host a preconcert talk, free to ticket holders, from 7pm in Emirates Palace Conference Lounge Centre.

Golden Globe-winner Grant is much-loved for his key roles in audience-pleasers such as the romantic comedies Four Weddings and a Funeral,Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Love Actually.

The Abu Dhabi Festival runs throughout April, and also welcomes star-studded performances from Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, French singers Natalie Dessay and Laurent Naouri. For more information and tickets, from Dh125, see www.abudhabifestival.ae


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The Little Prince great journey !


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The Monnaie de Paris has launched (21st March) a new numismatic series chronicling the travels of France’s favoritePetit Prince, based on the novella by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900 – 1944). The release of this most recent series of “The Little Prince” coins coincides with the 70th anniversary of the story’s publication in France in 1946.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry was a French poet and aviator who made his first flight in 1912, marking the beginning of his passion for aviation. He studied architecture until his French Air Force service began in 1921 in Strasbourg. A 1923 plane accident in Le Bourget demobilized him, and it was at this time that his writing career began.

In 1931, he published his second book, Vol de nuit. From 1932 on he focused on writing and journalism, occasionally reporting on major events, while also remaining a test pilot and raid pilot. In 1939, he served as a captain in the French Air Force and was recruited for service in an air reconnaissance squadron. During the Armistice, he left France bound for New York with the aim of enlisting or convincing the Americans to enter World War II. He wrote Le Petit Prince in New York City during this period.

In April 1943, Saint Exupéry returned to duty in aviation and was stationed in Tunisia. In the spring of 1944, he joined a unit in charge of photographic reconnaissance in preparation for the Allied landings in the south of France. Sadly, Saint Exupéry did not see the liberation of his country, having died after crashing his plane at sea on July 31, 1944. The plane was not found until 2000.

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Le Petit Prince was originally published on April 6, 1943 in the United States and has sold more than 150 million copies around the world. It has been translated into over 270 languages, and has been described as a book for children written for grown-ups, as it can be read on many different levels to provide pleasure and food for thought for readers of all ages.

The fanciful story begins when the narrator, who is an aviator, crashes with his aeroplane in the middle of the Sahara desert. While he is trying to repair his aeroplane, a little boy — the Little Prince — appears and asks him to draw a sheep. The author learns that the Little Prince comes from asteroid B-612, where he has left behind three volcanoes and a rose.

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The little Prince has had extensive travels before reaching earth, having visited other planets and met some very odd people, such as a king, a conceited man, a drunkard, a lamplighter, and a geographer. Since arriving on earth, he has communicated with a fox who has taught him “that to know someone or something, you must tame them, and that makes them unique” further teaching that “what is essential is invisible to the eye,” according to the fox.

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The coins, which are sold as face value pieces, range from 10-euro silver pieces to 250-euro gold issues, with the first series consisting of twelve 10-euro coins, four 50 euro silver pieces (with two colorized versions of the 50-euro coins), and one gold coin. The second series, available later in 2016, includes the same numbers and varieties.

Denomination Metal Weight Diameter Quality Mintage
10 €URO .333 silver 17 grams 31 mm. Circulation UNC 3,000,000 in total
50 €URO .900 silver 41 Grams 41 mm. Circulation UNC 50,000 each piece
50 €URO .900 silver 41 Grams 41 mm. Circulation colour 50,000 each piece
250 €URO .999 gold 4.5 Grams 23 mm. Brilliant Uncirculated 50,000 pieces

The Little Prince and its author were highlighted on France’s last legacy franc-denominated bank note series. The 50-franc note originally issued in 1997 featured a portrait of Saint-Exupéry on the obverse, along with a rendition of the Little Prince. The story has been made into a feature length anime-film that was released last year and has served as the inspiration for a “Petit Prince” theme park of 23 hectares located in Alsace.

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For the 2016 The Beautiful Journey of the Little Prince series, an exclusive box has been developed to preserve and organize the coins. Its format is inspired from the original editions of the book, and from the travel notebooks that are used by the greatest explorers. A navy blue elastic band can be used to keep the box closed and includes a clasp engraved with the logo of the Monnaie de Paris.

For more information on this and other coins offered by the Monnaie de Paris, please visit their Web site. Information is offered in English and French, with international orders dispatched where applicable.


Fan Art Friday #127


On Fridays, fans of The Little Prince express their talent with Fan Art Friday!

Send us your creations via our facebook page, we’ll publish them here!

Allan de Montmartre‎

Allan de Montmartre‎

Ceren Nazlı Erdebil

Ceren Nazlı Erdebil

Clément frambery

Clément frambery

Gustavo Encina

Gustavo Encina

Javi Pc

Javi Pc

Jazz Fox Felton

Jazz Fox Felton

Oscar Tiznado González

Oscar Tiznado González

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吳瑋‎


Hugh Grant to narrate The Little Prince at the Abu Dhabi Festival


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Hugh Grant will make a stage appearance in Abu Dhabi.

The famed British actor has been announced as a last-minute addition to the regional premiere of The Little Prince.

The 55-year-old will be the “live narrator », tasked with telling the classic tale, in a fresh musical adaptation by Nick Lloyd Webber and James D Reid.

Part of the continuing Abu Dhabi Festival, the family performance is an Arab World premiere, hosted at Emirates Palace on April 21 and 22.

Grant will narrate the story alongside an orchestra of 40 players and 13 principal singers and ensemble, under the baton of acclaimed music director Simon Lee.


The Little Prince store in Carcassonne


A new Little Prince stored opened in the Medieval city of Carcassone, south of France !

Hope to see you there !

LE PETIT PRINCE – CARCASSONNE
THE LITTLE PRINCE- CARCASSONNE
11, rue cros Mayrevieille
11000 Carcassone

10AM – 7.30 PM

10 AM – 10 PM in the summer !

 


Fan Art Friday #126


Aleyna Beril

Aleyna Beril

Asia 10 anni

Asia 10 ans

Azra Hodžić-Čavkić

Azra Hodžić-Čavkić

Caatalina Caroca

Caatalina Caroca

Lucy Soledad

Lucy Soledad

Nicolas Alexandre‎

Nicolas Alexandre‎

Signe Tveitan Voldemortensen‎

Signe Tveitan Voldemortensen‎

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Yelda Özgöktürk

Yelda Özgöktürk


The Little Prince in Mapuche


The Jean-Marc Probst Foundation for the Little Prince, founded in Lausanne in 2013, has the following goals:

– the expansion, preservation and maintenance of public access via the Internet to the world largest collection of books of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery;

– the promotion and further outreach of this universal work through the creation of new translations and publications

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In this view, The Little Prince has been translated to languages of different types, namely: dead languages like Latin, Old English, Old High German and Old Egyptian in Hieroglyphic writing; artificial languages such as Esperanto and Interlingua; Creole (pidgin) languages like Papiamento and Seychellois; and American languages such as Quechua (3 varieties), Toba, Guarani, Yucatec Maya and Nahuatl (1).

Saint-Exupery’s most famous book has had an impact in areas such as linguistics, philosophy and modern children’s literature, and it has also given rise to countless works and adaptations that continue to increase their historical significance. One of the biggest impacts of its translations is the version in Somali language, which book is used in schools in the selfdeclare State Somaliland for language teaching. Thus, Le Petit Prince can be seen as a work that has a political and linguistic impact that is just being developed.

The next one will be Mapuche, a critically endangered language from South America. Mapudungun or Mapuche language, is an isolated language which historical territory included the area between the central valleys of Chile and Chiloé Archipelago, but it is nowadays bounded to the territory between the VIII and X regions of Chile, plus Andean foothills bordering these regions in Argentina. Current estimates indicate that there is no precise number of speakers of Mapuche language in Argentina, but they would be a few thousand people; the maximum number in Chile would be 200,000 speakers. Due to the old age of the speakers, and lack of transmission, this languages is expected to disappear in 40 years.

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To avoid the loss of this human legcy, The Fundation propose a translation of Le Petit Prince into Mapuche language, which would mark a milestone in modern Mapuche literature, as it would be the first translation of a classic book of world literature. It is also seen as a work with potential to be used in the recovery of language in children, because they have no access to literature in Mapuche language, and since very recently they have been considered as a target audience for the few publishers that edit books in Mapuche language.

This project sprang to life from the work together to preserve the linguistic heritage of the Mapuche. It is estimated that this language will disappear in about 40 years. Survivors, if any, will have a very strong influence of Spanish on their linguistic psychology, and that is why we must urgently rescue the language through literary writings. Le Petit Prince can be a hope at this time of linguistic, cultural and political debacle that the Mapuche are facing.


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