Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar author and illustrator, dies at 91

Beloved children’s author who inspired millions of children died at summer home in Massachusetts, say family

Eric Carle, the children’s author and illustrator whose classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other works gave millions of children some of their earliest literary memories, has died at age 91.

Carle’s family said he died of kidney failure on Sunday at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts, with family members at his side.

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