June 29th is the birthday of the beloved author of Le Petit Prince. Even though he may be best know for Le Petit Prince, he also wrote much more. Most of which was centered around aviation, such as in his works: Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight. This is because on top of being writer, he was also a pioneering aviator. He was a very successful commercial pilot and during World War II he joined the French Air Force. It was during his time in the Air Force that he wrote many of his most well known works. In July 1944, while on a reconnaissance mission he went missing somewhere over the Mediterranean.
The library has many of his works available. To view them visit the libraries catalog.