Eric Carle

1929 - Today

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Eric Carle (June 25, 1929 – May 23, 2021) was an American author, designer and illustrator of children's books. His picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, first published in 1969, has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies. His career as an illustrator and children's book author took off after he collaborated on Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. He illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote, and more than 145 million copies of his books have been sold around the world.In 2003, the American Library Association awarded Carle the biennial Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (now called the Children's Literature Legacy Award), a prize for writers or illustrators of children's books published in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Carle has received more than 1,230,070 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Eric Carle is the 2,994th most popular writer (down from 2,686th in 2019), the 3,859th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,262nd in 2019) and the 346th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Eric Carle ranks 2,994 out of 5,794Before her are Igor Gouzenko, Mihály Babits, Camilla Collett, Jean Rotrou, Faltonia Betitia Proba, and Christoph Friedrich Nicolai. After her are Andrew Lang, Olha Kobylianska, Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Claude Favre de Vaugelas, Maurice Scève, and John Perkins.

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Among people born in 1929, Eric Carle ranks 212Before her are Anastasios of Albania, Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, John Osborne, Christoph von Dohnányi, Mariama Bâ, and John C. Bogle. After her are István Kertész, Sunil Dutt, Rudi Glöckner, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Berry Gordy, and Kishore Kumar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eric Carle ranks 3,859 out of 15,968Before her are Gene Autry (1907), Lena Horne (1917), Mickey Mantle (1931), Mike Bongiorno (1924), Rhea Perlman (1948), and Jennie Garth (1972). After her are Ray Wise (1947), Friz Freleng (1906), Mehmet Oz (1960), Seann William Scott (1976), James Turrell (1943), and Richard C. Tolman (1881).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eric Carle ranks 346Before her are H.D. (1886), Lilian Jackson Braun (1913), Charles Brockden Brown (1771), Hal Clement (1922), Wallace Stevens (1879), and Steve Berry (1955). After her are John Perkins (1945), Vince Gilligan (1967), Henry Kuttner (1915), James A. Michener (1907), Gregory Benford (1941), and Ron Kovic (1946).