Google creates doodle to pay homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Internet search giant Google used a special doodle on June 29 to commemorate the 110th birth anniversary of the award-winning French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in Lyon on 29th of June in 1900 and passed away in 1944.

Google redesigned its homepage with a special doodle inspired by Antoine’s best known character, The Little Prince, which was published in 1943.

Antoine’s best-loved work, The Little Prince, tells a tale of pilot who crashes in the desert, and meets a prince who took him to his home planet. The pilot visits several other places in the universe in a series of allegorical adventures.

The Little Prince is said to be inspired by Antoine’s own experiences in Africa. In 1935, he and his navigator had crashed their plane in North African desert and they had to walk for days before being rescued.

Thus far, The Little Prince has sold more than 80 millions copies in hundreds of languages.