Eric Carle, known for 'The Hungy Caterpillar,' dead at 91

Carle's work titled "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has sold more than 55 million copies globally and been translated into dozens of languages.
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Eric Carle in October 2009
Eric Carle in October 2009
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Writer and illustrator Eric Carle passed away on Sunday at the age of 91.

Carle's work titled "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has sold more than 55 million copies globally and been translated into dozens of languages, according to the New York Times

His more than 70 books have amassed sales surpassing 170 million copies, the outlet noted, citing Penguin Random House.