NYC museum presents 'The Little Prince' exhibit

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NEW YORK (AP) - French author Antoine de Saint-Exupery crafted his beloved children's tale "The Little Prince" in New York City. In one draft, he mentioned Rockefeller Center and Long Island, references he ultimately deleted.

The page is contained in his original handwritten manuscript, which is the subject of an exhibition at the city's Morgan Library and Museum.

"The Little Prince: A New York Story" opens Jan. 24 on the 70th anniversary of its French publication. It was published in New York a year earlier. Saint-Exupery spent two years in New York after France fell to Germany in 1940.

The exhibition features 35 original watercolors and 25 pages from Saint-Exupery's 140-page original text.

It documents Saint-Exupery's creative process. It includes discarded episodes and pages containing crossed out sentences and unpublished drawings.

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