Eric Carle

1929 - Today

Eric Carle

Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. He is most noted for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a picture book that has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies, equivalent to 1.8 copies sold every minute since it was published in 1969. 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 has 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 798,973 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 2,695th most popular writer.

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  • 800k

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  • 50.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Eric Carle ranks 2,690 out of 4,883Before her are Gary Snyder, U. R. Ananthamurthy, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Huseyn Javid, Charles-Louis Philippe, and Nima Yooshij. After her are Robert M. Parker Jr., Asconius Pedianus, Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, Bat Ye'or, Antoninus Liberalis, and Léo Malet.

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Among people born in 1929, Eric Carle ranks 191Before her are Roger Bannister, Link Wray, Fazil Iskander, Gerhard Hanappi, Paek Nam-sun, and Péter Palotás. After her are Mariama Bâ, Jack Higgins, Lyudmila Zykina, John Osborne, Albert Azaryan, and Christoph von Dohnányi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eric Carle ranks 3,265 out of 12,171Before her are Amber Heard (1986), Abel Ferrara (1951), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Edsel Ford (1893), Jeff Hanneman (1964), and Sarah Paulson (1974). After her are Jack Klugman (1922), Robert M. Parker Jr. (1947), Drew Gilpin Faust (1947), Jack Sharkey (1902), Robert Hansen (1939), and Stefanie Powers (1942).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eric Carle ranks 299Before her are William Goldman (1931), Richard Wright (1908), Robert M. Pirsig (1928), Margaret Fuller (1810), Gary Snyder (1930), and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815). After her are Robert M. Parker Jr. (1947), Carl Bernstein (1944), Richard Yates (1926), Peter Benchley (1940), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), and Terence McKenna (1946).