Vale Eric Carle: Creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, A Story of Hope ... and Holes

Cantrell, Kate ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5689-614X and Johnson, Rhiannan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0092-5954 (2021) Vale Eric Carle: Creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, A Story of Hope ... and Holes. The Conversation, 28 May 2021. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Eric Carle, author and illustrator of beloved children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, died on Sunday — the same day his famous caterpillar is born: 'One Sunday morning, the warm sun came up — and pop! — out of the egg came a very tiny and hungry caterpillar'. Described by author Mo Willems as a 'gentleman with a mischievous charm', Carle might have appreciated the irony. All living things grow and change and die. But while a caterpillar’s life is spectacularly short, Carle lived for 91 years. He wrote more than 70 books. His most celebrated, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is frequently cited as one of the best picture books of all time. With just 224 words, it has sold roughly a copy per minute since its publication in 1969.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution/No Derivatives License 4.0.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 05:04
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2021 09:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eric Carle; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; children's fiction; children's books; children's literature; picture books
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360602 Fine arts
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470506 Children's literature
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360699 Visual arts not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280116 Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280122 Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42093

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