Eric Carle, author of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," dies at 91

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Eric Carle, author of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," dies at 91

May 27 2021

Eric Carle, the artist and author of more than 70 books, died on Sunday at his summer studio in Northampton, Mass. He was 91.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Mr. Carle’s best-known book, has sold more than 55 million copies around the world since it was first published in 1969, its mere 224 words translated into more than 70 languages. It is one of more than 70 books that Mr. Carle published over his career, selling more than 170 million copies, according to his publisher, Penguin Random House.

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