Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939
French aviator and writer, real life hero who looked at adventure and danger with poet’s eyes – sometimes from the viewpoint of a child. Saint-Exupéry’s most famous w
ork is The Little Prince (1943), which he also illustrated. It has become one of the classics of children’s literature of the 20th century. During World War II Saint-Exupéry served as a pilot. He was shot down on a mission over France in 1944.