Books on Saint-Exupéry

Saint Exupéry — Art, Writings and Musings

A comprehensive collection or study focusing on the life and works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the author of Le Petit Prince.

This book examines Saint-Exupéry’s major literary contributions beyond Le Petit Prince, including “Night Flight” (Vol de Nuit), “Wind, Sand and Stars” (Terre des Hommes), and “Flight to Arras” (Pilote de Guerre), highlighting themes of adventure, solitude, and the search for meaning. It is also an exploration of illustrations for Le Petit Prince and his other works, discussing his artistic style, the role of his illustrations in complementing his narratives, and the symbolism behind his imagery.

The Pilot and the Little Prince

This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book written and illustrated by Peter Sís. It tells the story of the life of Saint-Exupéry a an aviator and the writer of Le Petit Prince.

The book delves into Saint-Exupéry’s life, from his early fascination with aviation to his experiences as a pilot, which served as inspiration for his writing. Sís portrays Saint-Exupéry’s life as one filled with adventure, creativity, and a quest for meaning amidst the backdrop of the early days of flight and the tumultuous times of World War II.

Through engaging narratives and intricate illustrations, “The Pilot and the Little Prince” introduces young readers to the themes of exploration, friendship, and the search for one’s place in the world, mirroring the timeless themes found in “The Little Prince.” The book not only celebrates Saint-Exupéry’s contributions to literature and aviation but also encourages readers to dream and dare to explore the unknown.