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Eric Carle – Death of the beloved children’s author and illustrator

Green caterpillar on the cover of Carle's book The very hungry caterpillar /Chenille verte sur la couverture du livre de Carle intitulé La chenille qui fait des trous

Thu, May 27, 2021

Eric Carle, author and illustrator of the ever popular picture book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has died at age 91.

His Twitter account has acknowledged that the well-known children's writer and artist died back on Sunday, May 23rd.

Eric Carle illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote. His most beloved title "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", written in 1969, has been translated in 66 languages and has sold more than 50 millions copies around the world since its publication.

In remembrance of his life and work, you may want to check out Eric Carle's books here at the Ottawa Public Library.