ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPIRY, the _Winged Poet,_ was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. He took his first flight at the age of eleven, and became a pilot at twenty-six. He was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while serving with a French air squadron, he disappeared during a flight over the Mediterranean.Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de is the author of 'Wind, Sand and Stars', published 2002 under ISBN 9780156027496 and ISBN 0156027496.