Antoine de Saint-Exupéry died during the Second World War without ever commenting on the meaning of his most timeless work: The Little Prince. Translated into more than 250 languages, it is an infinite source of meaning, which in the form of a children’s story, explores the world’s great dilemmas about life, love and the human condition. It is a short title for an immense work unfairly categorised in the children’s book genre, for, to speak of The Little Prince is to immerse oneself in a magical and thoughtful universe which, since its inception in 1943, has crossed over generations, won the hearts of readers of all ages and become an icon of literature.
Indeed, when the Little Prince, who came from a tiny planet (which was in fact an asteroid – the B-612) arrived on earth with the baobab debacle, he sowed the seed of an entire world that transcended popular culture and gave rise to adaptations in theatre, music, film, and, of course, merchandise.
Over time, the book has found its way onto the shelves of millions of people in a range of artistic formats and, naturally, The Little Prince soft toys had to be among this collection in order to feed the excitement of both readers and collectors of this immortal work.