Apr 9, 2007

"The little prince" in Japan

A watercolor believed to have been painted by Antoine de Saint-Exupery for his novel "The Little Prince" has turned up in Japan and will go on display April 25 in Tokyo, exhibition organizers said Wednesday.

One of only six known illustrations by the author, this drawing was found by Minoru Shibuya, the head of a picture-book museum in Hokuto, Japan, at a Tokyo book fair 13 years ago.

The French novelist and aviator who lived in several parts of the world, including Argentina, was lost in a flying mission in 1944.

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