The author of the popular children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar has passed away at the age of 91.
American author and illustrator Eric Karle has passed away at the age of 91. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal with reference to his family.
According to the publication, Karl died on Sunday in his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Karle gained fame as the author of the children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969), which has been translated into more than 50 languages. He also worked as an illustrator on the 1967 book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and on many other projects.
Karle has received awards for excellence in literature and the arts from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Library Association.