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Fan Art friday #38


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!

Alexis Yanet Folla

Alexis Yanet Folla

Anna Manoukian

Anna Manoukian

 Dijana Vuković

Dijana Vuković

Artista Flavia Eleonora Tolosa Buenos Aires, Argentina.          Gary Galanto Sarabia

Flavia Eleonora Tolosa          Gary Galanto Sarabia

Gretel Espadilla Villamin

Gretel Espadilla Villamin

gustavo Encina

Gustavo Encina

kristi tosi

kristi tosi

Levent Doğutaş Turkey Levent Doğutaş

Levent Doğutaş

María Cervantes

María Cervantes

nana bakrie

nana bakrie

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nana bakrie4

tekin tiryaki     Victor Martin de Abuín - mirror

Tekin Tiryaki     Victor Martin de Abuín – mirror

Xochitl Albarrán Molina

Xochitl Albarrán Molina

 


A new Little Prince play in Middleboro


From the Burt Wood Team that has produced sold out productions of « The Diary of Anne Frank, » « The Miracle Worker » and « The Crucible » comes yet another artistic creation.

Director Matthew Bruffee is busy rehearsing with his cast for « The Little Prince. » « This is one of my all-time favorites! » he said.  » I am thinking outside the box to create a colorful, mystical, and fantastical universe for this play. The audience hopefully will be transported to other worldly planets and experience the philosophical viewpoints of this play through our visual presentation.

« As a child with a vivid imagination, I believed that I could fly so I relate well to The Little Prince’s ability to do so, » Mr. Bruffee said. « As an adult, I like to hold on to my childhood wonder and I do so through directing at Burt Wood. I am a firm believer that imagination nurtures the soul and creativity gives it breath through theatre and the arts. I am excited to create this world for my cast and I hope parents, grandparents, and bring their kids to enjoy this classic tale. »

« The Little Prince » has been made into a movie, a TV show, an animated cartoon, a theme park, an opera, and a ballet. The beauty and simplicity of this story is in its lessons, either learned or taught by the Little Prince as he tells of his planet and travels through the universe. It is also a story about love, friendship, and the meaning of life.

The production is produced by Lorna J. Brunelle, Artistic Director of Burt Wood, and the vivid costumes are being coordinated by Richard Bois.

The cast includes Owen Connolly (of Dighton) as The Little Prince, Jeff Kent (of Abington) as The Aviator, Roger Clark (of Middleboro) as The King, Kyley Krueger (Middleboro) and Chelsea Silver (Carver) will alternate as The Businesswoman, and The Rose, Richard Bois (Bridgewater) will play The Conceited Man, Gage Ramsden (Lakeville) is the Fox and Brooklyn Toli (Taunton) is The Snake.

The Burt Wood production of The Little Prince is dramatized by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar and is based on the classic story by Antoine Saint-Exupery. It is being produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois and will be held at The Alley Theatre located behind the Burt Wood School of Performing Arts at 133 Center St.

The show dates are June 6 and 7 at 7 p.m., June 8 at 2 p.m., June 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and June 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information or to order tickets, call 508-946-1071. Fathers and grandfathers who attend the final matinee performance are accompanied by kids and grandkids will receive $5 off their ticket.


A Saint-Exupéry week in Toulouse (France)


From June 10 to 17, the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse pays tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

On this occasion, ENAC proposes to rediscover his work from a new angle. The man, the pilot and the writer will of course be highlighted, but also a less known facet of his prolific career: the passionate inventor, eager to imagine the future aviation.

For the first time in France, patents filed by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be exposed to the public. The inventiveness of these inventions will match the taste of innovation underlying civil aviation and its new challenges.

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The program

Tuesday, June 10
- 12:00: Quiz on Saint-Exupéry with prizes to win. Orly building
- 13:00: Opening of the exhibition. Leonardo da Vinci space
- 17h30: Conference / dedication « Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and line airmail « , by Bernard Bacquié. Amphi Bellonte

Wednesday, June 11
-15h00: Presentation of the projects for the challenge Saint-Exupéry / Alten to the jury. Amphi Bellonte
- 17h30: Conference « Patent global strategic issues, » by Agnès Paillard and Alain Souchard. Amphi Bellonte

Thursday, June 12
-17h30: Conference « Montaudron yesterday, today, tomorrow » Amphi Bellonte

Friday, June 13
- 14:00: Opening of Building A « Antoine de Saint-Exupéry » – on invitation
- 17h00: Award ceremony of « Saint-Exupéry/ALTEN » Amphi Costes Challenge
- 18h30: Thierry Huillet and Clara Cernat Concert « The Little Prince ». Amphi Bellonte

Saturday, June 14:
- 14h00: Awarding ceremony for the photo contest « In the footsteps of Saint-Exupéry in Toulouse. » Library
- 15:00: Meeting with François D’Agay. Amphi Bellonte
- 17h00: Quiz on Saint-Exupéry with prizes to win. Orly building

Monday, June 16
- 17h00: Round table moderated by Michel Polacco: « What if … Imagine aviation tomorrow, » bringing together experts aerospace innovation. Amphi Bellonte


Price drop !


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With its beautiful pastel colors, this Little Prince watch will please the ladies as the gentlemen! The Little Prince in its gala outfit is represented on the background of the watch and on its strap.
Elegant, this watch is water resistant.

Diameter: 3.4 cm

Height : 24 cm

Suitable for adults and children.

It is sold in its box

WAS 40€, now 28€ !

Buy it HERE.


Peter Sis tell us the story behind his last book « The Pilot and the Little Prince »


Bookish.com interviewed this great artist.

Find the original interview here :Bookish.com

Few adults have come of age without reading The Little Prince. The moving tale of friendship and loss is more than a captivating text; it is a near-religious experience for readers across the globe. As one of the world’s first mail-delivery pilots, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry worked tirelessly and fearlessly to connect people in his impossibly large world. Never could he have known that his most lasting impact would come in the form of this small book.

In between flights, he wrote often. Exupéry turned his fellow pilots into heroes through non-fiction works such as Wind, Sand and Stars, where he chronicles a harrowing journey of survival after a crash in the Sahara Desert. In the enchanting picture book The Pilot and the Little Prince, illustrator and writer Peter Sís gives due to the beloved author, depicting his life in a series of detailed and impactful images. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Sís to speak about his inspirations, the impact Little Prince first had on him, and the power of the picture book.

Bookish: When did you first read The Little Prince? What effect did it have on you?

Peter Sís: I’m not quite sure if I was 11, 12, 13, but I was living in Czechoslovakia. It wasn’t like we could really think about going places, so you would live all these adventures in books. And my father, (who) would give me books to read, came with The Little Prince, and he said, « This is a special book. » I read it, and it was amazing. I remember that it was about the promise that one day I would go and discover the world.

I read it again 20 years later, and again 20 years later. The second time I read it was with the illustrations; that was when I came to America to make a film in Los Angeles. At the time, I wasn’t sure: Should I stay? Should I go? Seeing it with the illustrations actually gave me fortitude. I thought, Well, he’s brave, and the pilot survives everything, so I will survive in America.

The last time I read it to my kids, I thought, Oh my God! This is so sad. I’m going to die now, too. But when I read it when I was 11 or 12, I didn’t see that at all. I saw: Wow, this is a cool way to travel. He doesn’t leave his body; it’s like his spirit is moving through space. It seemed more amazing.

Bookish: How did your readings of it influence the way that you wrote about Exupéry in The Pilot and the Little Prince?

PS: There’s a certain sadness to (The Little Prince), a melancholy. Exupéry says you cannot trust grown-ups. I think it’s also about how you see things as a child and how you see things, or read things, as an adult. That was difficult with this, to try to stay away from that melancholy feeling. I wanted to celebrate his life because he was this bigger-than-life man.

Bookish: When did you start the book?

PS: I wanted to do this 10 years ago. We were supposed to do a version of The Little Prince with U2, with Bono, that would go to Amnesty International. But I didn’t know how.

I would never dare to do Exupéry’s illustrations. His pictures have that feeling, that whole sentiment which gives the book its flavor. He wasn’t an artist who painted all the time. He did it with such an effort, there’s something heartbreaking [about that].

Bookish: What changed your mind?

PS: I was playing with it since then. Trying to come up with something, I went through his life. That’s when I realized he flies an airplane, then he crashes, he flies another airplane, and he almost drowns, he flies another… The airplanes were getting more sophisticated, but he would always break something or have stitches or almost lose his eye. In a way, I felt a lot like him. I’m very clumsy, too. I was always in the hospital with stitches.

He also was a great inventor and a very smart man. Any time they would assign him to the company in the army, someone would say, « Oh it’s some idiot coming here » — because his family had this amazing, old aristocratic name. Then, he’d come and buy wine for everyone, play chess, all kinds of card tricks — they loved him.

He always became an essential part of any group he was in, to the point, that I think he had a problem then, because he wrote these books about how all the other pilots out there were heroes. He made them heroes in the public life — especially his friend Guillaumet, who was very shy and very private. He wrote a story about how Guillaumet walked through the mountains of South America for five days because he was afraid that if they didn’t find his body that his wife would not get the money from the company for him dying. Exupéry made Guillaumet into a hero in France. And Guillaumet is like, « I never wanted to be a hero. »

Bookish: The vibe I get from him, from your book, is that he did suffer — the crashes, horrible accidents, he dropped out of school, failed his tests — but there’s always a positivity about him.

PS: Yes! He’s very, very fond of life. Exupéry wanted to be a pilot and [he] became a pilot in the end, but many times it didn’t look like he was going to be anything. Everybody probably said, « Oh my God, he dropped out of school. What’ll ever become of him? » I like that page (of the book) in the sense that it shows what everybody is going through.

In a way, it’s also about me. I never thought I would be doing children’s books or books. I wanted to make films. I never thought I would be in America. It shows what you cannot tell the kids, like, « Hey! Don’t worry about it because you don’t know what will happen. »

Bookish: Exupéry crashed so many times. Was it difficult for him to overcome any fear and get back in that pilot seat?

PS: I think that’s the spirit of these early pilots. They’re amazing individuals that were, somehow, ready to die for it. Maybe sometimes when you get on the plane today, you have a little flash of I wonder if something will go wrong. But it’s a small percentage when something goes wrong. Their percentage must’ve been 75%. He definitely goes back, and it is shocking. I’m wondering if there were some people who said, « I will never go back because it’s insane. » But this whole being so brave, it’s one thing if you don’t get hurt, but he got hurt so many times and then he goes again.

They had the spirit of the pioneers. In the end, these four close friends who started in 1927, they all died in the air. Exupéry heard about his closest friend being shot down, that was just a tragedy of war. But nobody knows who shot down Exupéry.

Bookish: What do you think happened to him?

PS: They say that in these little planes sometimes the blue sky and the blue sea… that you don’t see the horizon, you lose completely the sense of… That’s what I always thought happened to Exupéry, that he didn’t know where is up and where is down, and he went into the sea. The only thing they know is they found the engine of the plane and his bracelet, which is in the (Morgan Library) exhibition and was given to him by his publisher.

There was a German pilot that said he shot him down. But they say the Germans had amazing, exact records of what happened each day, and there’s no record of shooting him down.

Another theory, which I have big problems with — some of the books claim that he was tired, depressed, and didn’t want to live, really. (They say) that he knew if he died, he would become bigger than life — that he had almost like a death wish. And I can’t say that he was happy. I can do it as an author, but I hate when people start to imagine what was the deep psychological state (of the person).

How does anybody know? I think it’s hard to write where it’s autobiographical and not make these innuendos.

This article was originally posted on Bookish.com


Fan Art Friday #37


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!

@natachatrottier

@natachatrottier

Cinzia Cacioppo

Cinzia Cacioppo

Eleonora Bruno

Eleonora Bruno

Alexis Yanet Folla

Alexis Yanet Folla

Gisa Carvalho

Gisa Carvalho

Laurita Lauri RV

Laurita Lauri RV

Maggy Defrene

Maggy Defrene

Mirela Muscan

Mirela Muscan

Ricardo Torres López

Ricardo Torres López


A new mug available


 

KONITZ

To celebrate spring, Konitz produced a set of mugs with bright colors.  They are already availbale on the Little Prince online shop : here. Perfect to bring joy in your kitchen!


A new Little prince keychain


A new keychain by Virginie is available !

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This beautiful keychain, by Les Etains de Virginie, comes in a jewel box, with a certificate of authenticity. The Little Prince keychains are made entirely by hand by the young Belgian designer.

If you want to purchase it, visit the online shop!


All the little foxes have arrived in the Little Prince park


3 little brothers just joined Olympe in the Little Prince Park! Bilu, Max and Django have integrated their new home.

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The foxes park has been finalized and is now occupied by its young boarders.

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Come to the Little Prince Park this summer to see them in their new show !

 


Contest  » A wish for the planet »


Are you between the ages of 5 and 18? We propose that you take your inspiration from The Little Prince in answering the following question:

‘‘Are the values of The Little Prince still universal values today?”

Let your inspiration and creativity guide you in bringing your dreams to life. Send your story or drawing to education-outreach@un.org by 30 June 2014, World Environment Day. Awards will be announced at the United Nations Headquarters in September, 2014 as part of the International Day of Peace commemoration.

The contest will begin on 20 March 2014, the International Day of Francophonie, and is open to participants between the ages of 5 and 18. Three awards will be given for each age category (5-8, 9-12, 13-15, and 16-18) and the winning submissions will be posted on a United Nations website. We ask that you please include your first name, last name, date of birth, and e-mail address. All drawings must be digitized and text submissions, either in English or French, must not exceed 500 words. Participants retain ownership rights for their drawings or text, but by participating in the contest, they agree to give the United Nations the exclusive, irrevocable right to use the contents of their submission, fully or partially, without compensation. Winners must provide proof of their date of birth.

More information :

AFPP

www.creerdesliens.com