Veteran Children author Eric Carle dies

Beloved Children’s author and illustrator, Eric Carle, died at age 91. He was famous among children for his classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other such works.

About Eric Carle

He was an American designer, illustrator, and children’s author. He wrote a famous picture book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” that has been translated into about 66 languages. About 50 million copies have been sold. His career as an illustrator and children’s author gained pace when he collaborated on “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”.  He had illustrated more than 70 books.

His awards

He has been awarded with American Library Association called “biennial Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal” which is now called as Children’s Literature Legacy Award. This prize is conferred on writers or illustrators of children’s books published in U.S. Eric Carle was also a U.S. nominee for international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010.

Early Life

He was born to German immigrant parents in Syracuse, New York. However, they had returned to Nazi Germany (then), when Eric was 6. Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art works were banned. They only allowed realistic and naturalistic arts.

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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho
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    Respectful farewell to Eric Carle.