Eric Carle, Iconic Children’s Book Illustrator

Carle was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, but moved to Germany with his parents, he moved when he was 6 years old.

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During World War II, his father was drafted into the German army ― he spent eight years as a prisoner of the Russians ― only to return home when his son was 18 years old. Carle ended up graduating from the celebrated Akademie der bildenden Künste, an art school, before moving back to the U.S. (www.huffingtonpost.com)

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Carle is the collage artist who made layered illustrations of famished bugs and observant mammals to accompany the most unforgettable stories of your childhood. Brown Bear debuted in 1967, Caterpillar in ‘69, and Ladybug in ‘77, rounding out just the beginning of one of the most well-known picture book producers’ careers. Even if you were a ‘90s kid, these books likely made their way into your library checkout history

 

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© Eric Carle
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413-586-2046

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© Eric Carle all rights reserved 413-586-2046
© Eric Carle
all rights reserved
413-586-2046

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© Eric Carle all rights reserved 413-586-2046
© Eric Carle
all rights reserved
413-586-2046

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