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Google Remembers Little Prince Author

Google has commemorated the award-winning author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on the 110th anniversary of his birth, with a special Google Doodle.

The search giant has turned the author's best known character, the Little Prince, into a special Doodle.

Saint-Exupéry was an aviator and author who flew the mail over North Africa and the Andes. He won several awards for his novels, but his allegorical children's book, The Little Prince, is the most well known.

The Little Prince was published in 1943, the year before his death and is said to be inspired by the author's experiences in Africa. In 1935, Saint-Exupéry and his navigator crashed their plane in North African desert, and were forced to walk for days before being rescued.

The book has been published in over 100 different languages and has sold millions of copies world wide.

Google has previously honoured other great authors, including marking the 143rd birthday of HG Wells with a doodle of a crop circle.