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En Mazatlán, ven curioso y hambriento

En Mazatlán, ven curioso y hambriento

Mazatlán está cocinando una tormenta y sus chefs quieren que más visitantes se acerquen a la mesa.

La costa mexicanoLa ciudad está ubicada en el estado de Sinaloa, que es conocida como la capital agrícola del país. Pero una nueva ola de chefs y el departamento de turismo de la ciudad quieren que la zona sea conocida tanto por la comida que prepara; las especialidades incluyen el mahi mahi a la parrilla,pulpo en salsa de ajo, y muchos camarón-platos a base de alimentos - a medida que crece.

“La cocina local se ha llevado a un nuevo nivel. Lo llamamos Nueva Cocina Mazatleca. Es la misma cocina típica pero con un estilo más gourmet, un estilo más refinado. Este es un nuevo movimiento gastronómico que los turistas no pueden perderse ”, dijo Julio Birrueta, director de la junta de turismo de la ciudad, que cubrió los gastos de la visita de The Daily Meal.

Birrueta señala a Diego's Beach House, El Fish Market, La Mazatleca, y El Presidio como algunos de los restaurantes a la vanguardia de la creciente escena culinaria de la ciudad. En octubre, la ciudad dio la bienvenida a su restaurante más nuevo, el elegante Casa 46, con vista a la Plazuela Machado (Plaza Machado), en el corazón del Viejo Mazatlán. El jefe de cocina es Marino Maganda, un veterano del cercano hotel Pueblo Bonito, que fue nombrado uno de los 50 mejores hoteles de México por Travel + Leisure en 2014.

La historia es importante para la identidad de Mazatlán; su nuevo lema es "la ciudad colonial junto a la playa". Fundado en el siglo XVI, se convirtió en un importante puerto marítimo, pero si bien la pesca sigue siendo una gran industria, el turismo la ha superado como la principal fuente de ingresos de la ciudad. Y hay razones para creer que los dólares de los turistas, particularmente de los Estados Unidos y Canadá, se convertirán en una porción aún mayor del pastel. La expansión del hotel podría agregar 5,000 habitaciones al inventario para 2022, según una estimación de Wyndham Hotel Group.

Mientras tanto, el desarrollo está acomodando el aumento de interés y acelerándolo. En 2012, la ciudad invirtió millones de dólares en el Centro Histórico y aún quedan más trabajos de restauración. Una nueva carretera entre la ciudad y Durango significa que los viajeros pueden viajar entre las dos ciudades en menos de tres horas. Y las excursiones de un día a las ciudades cercanas se están expandiendo. En El Quelite, el extenso restaurante El Meson De Los Laureanos es un destino en sí mismo, con una bulliciosa lista de música tradicional en vivo y bailes para acompañar las comidas de los comensales.

¿Un mayor enfoque en los visitantes podría limitar el ambiente auténtico de Mazatlán? Birrueta no lo cree así.

“Creo que es un problema para muchos destinos, no solo en México sino en todo el mundo: cuando explotan, realmente pierden su carácter. Pero Mazatlán es diferente en ese aspecto. Hay actividad local, historia local, cultura local que realmente marca una gran diferencia ”, dijo Birrueta.

La producción de licor es parte de esa cultura. Los Osuna, por ejemplo, todavía hace negocios de la misma manera que lo hizo en 1876, cuando Andrés Osuna y Osuna dirigió su primera extracción y destilación de agave azul. La destilería, que se encuentra en las afueras del cercano pueblo de La Noria, realiza la fermentación en tanques de madera, utiliza una levadura local y no agrega ningún sabor artificial.

“Quieren mostrarle al mundo que Sinaloa hace un producto realmente bueno, y quieren hacerlo como hace cien años para mostrar los sabores y aromas tradicionales de Sinaloa”, dijo el gerente Luis Daniel Limón durante un recorrido por la plantación.

Mientras tanto, de vuelta en la ciudad, Onilikan es una nueva microdestilería en la "Zona Dorada" de la ciudad que honra la agricultura de la región mientras innova. La microdestilería utiliza agave azul y mangos en sus licores y bebidas espirituosas y mezcla métodos de producción europeos y mexicanos. A capacidad máxima, puede producir 400 botellas al día.

“Con el producto, lo que pueden ver son todas las materias primas que se cultivan aquí. Sinaloa es conocida por ser la finca de México. Cultivamos muchas cosas. Estamos desarrollando otros productos que mostrarán, por ejemplo, los tomates que cultivamos mucho aquí y los garbanzos y muchas otras cosas que estamos cultivando aquí ”, dijo Victoria Campos, directora comercial de Onilikan.

Campos nació en Ciudad de México pero se mudó a Mazatlán hace 12 años para trabajar en bienes raíces. Ella y su hermano Manuel, un ex inmunólogo, comenzaron su negocio como una forma de mantenerse ocupados durante la jubilación. No siempre ha sido fácil. Las cosas se hundieron en 2010 cuando varias líneas de cruceros dejaron de llegar a la ciudad en medio de informes de delitos. Pero los barcos están de regreso ahora y a medida que el negocio se está recuperando, ella, como muchos en la industria de alimentos y bebidas aquí, está ansiosa por mostrar a los visitantes lo que tienen para ofrecer.

“La razón por la que comenzamos aquí en esta área fue que teníamos mucho tráfico de turistas, pero de repente no teníamos ninguno. Así que durante tres años fue muy duro. Pero ahora todo está creciendo, todo está floreciendo, todo está volviendo ”, dijo.


Eric Carle, autor e ilustrador de The Very Hungry Caterpillar, muere a los 91 años

Eric Carle, el autor e ilustrador infantil cuyo clásico La oruga muy hambrienta y otras obras dieron a millones de niños algunos de sus primeros recuerdos literarios, murió a los 91 años.

La familia de Carle dijo que murió de insuficiencia renal el domingo en su estudio de verano en Northampton, Massachusetts, con familiares a su lado.

El jueves, todos los sectores de la comunidad creativa rindieron homenaje públicamente al autor y su trabajo, incluido el bajista de Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea, la banda de rock indie Mountain Goats y la actriz Mia Farrow.

Oh hombre, amo a Eric Carle. No puedo contar las veces que mis hijos y yo fuimos abrazados, completamente embelesados ​​en la gloria de sus libros. Fue un regalo para la humanidad. Amor para siempre, atravesado al otro lado, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

& mdash Flea (@ flea333) 26 de mayo de 2021

Es imposible estimar el número de vidas muy jóvenes en las que su voz dulce y curiosa ha marcado la diferencia. Maravilla, deleite, el consuelo de una voz familiar. Gracias, Eric Carle, por los momentos inolvidables con mis hijos cuando eran muy pequeños. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

& mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) 27 de mayo de 2021

Jarret J. Krosoczka, autor de libros para niños más vendidos y creador de la serie Lunch Lady, escribió: “Haber pasado algún tiempo con Eric Carle era lo más parecido a pasar el rato con el Papá Noel real. Sus libros y su defensa de las artes continuarán propagándose a lo largo del tiempo. Pero nosotros, en la comunidad de libros para niños, lo extrañaremos terriblemente ".

Haber pasado algún tiempo con Eric Carle era lo más parecido a pasar el rato con el Papá Noel real. Sus libros y su defensa de las artes continuarán propagándose a lo largo del tiempo. Pero nosotros, en la comunidad de libros para niños, lo extrañaremos terriblemente. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

& mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) 26 de mayo de 2021

El escritor e ilustrador de Barrio Sésamo Mo Willems, el hombre detrás de la exitosa serie de libros para niños Pigeon, lo describió como "un caballero con un encanto travieso".

Este es el regalo que me hizo Eric Carle el primer día que visité su estudio. Durante los siguientes 13 años me dio un regalo tan grande: su amistad. Un caballero con un encanto travieso. ROTURA. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

& mdash Mo Willems & # 39 Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) 26 de mayo de 2021

Eric Carle ha muerto, pero nos dejó los inolvidables Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, libros que les leí a mis hijos y ahora a mis nietos. Pensamientos cariñosos con su familia y mucha gratitud para el Sr. Carle. ♥ ️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

& mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) 26 de mayo de 2021

A través de libros como Oso pardo, Oso pardo, ¿Qué ves ?, ¿Quieres ser mi amigo? y De la cabeza a los pies, Carle introdujo temas universales con palabras simples y colores brillantes.

"Lo desconocido a menudo trae consigo miedo", dijo una vez. “En mis libros trato de contrarrestar este miedo, de reemplazarlo con un mensaje positivo. Creo que los niños son creativos por naturaleza y están deseosos de aprender. Quiero mostrarles que aprender es realmente fascinante y divertido ".

La oruga muy hambrienta, publicada en 1969, fue bien recibida por padres e hijos con su historia de la metamorfosis de una oruga verde y roja con un toque de azul y marrón a una mariposa orgullosamente multicolor.

Originalmente concebido como un libro sobre un ratón de biblioteca, llamado A Week with Willi the Worm, el héroe, que come 26 alimentos diferentes, se transformó en una oruga por consejo de su editor. Ha vendido 40 millones de copias y se ha traducido a 60 idiomas, ha generado orugas de animales de peluche y se ha convertido en una obra de teatro.

Al principio, Carle encontró esta popularidad como un misterio. “Pero con el tiempo he llegado a creer que muchos niños pueden identificarse con la oruga indefensa, pequeña e insignificante”, explicó a The Guardian en 2016, “y se regocijan cuando se convierte en una hermosa mariposa. Creo que es un mensaje de esperanza. Dice: yo también puedo crecer. Yo también puedo desplegar mis alas (mi talento) y volar al mundo ".

Carle escribió y / o ilustró más de 75 libros, a veces asociándose con Bill Martin Jr u ​​otros autores, pero la mayoría con Carle trabajando solo. Uno de sus últimos libros fue The Nonsense Show de 2015, que se centró en un desfile de peces voladores, ratones domadores de gatos y animales de circo.

Nacido en Syracuse, Nueva York en 1929, la madre y el padre de Carle eran inmigrantes alemanes que trasladaron a la familia a Stuttgart a mediados de la década de 1930, cuando miles de personas iban en dirección contraria. Mientras Europa se precipitaba hacia la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Carle anhelaba regresar a Estados Unidos. Su padre fue reclutado en el ejército alemán y pasó ocho años como prisionero de guerra ruso, mientras que a Carle se le asignó a los 15 años para cavar trincheras a lo largo de la línea Siegfried. “Y el primer día, tres personas murieron a unos metros de distancia”, le dijo a The Guardian en 2009. “No niños, prisioneros rusos o algo así. Llegaron las enfermeras y empezaron a llorar. Y en Stuttgart, nuestra ciudad natal, nuestra casa era la única en pie. Cuando digo estar de pie, me refiero al techo, las ventanas y las puertas. Y ... bueno, ahí estás ".

Cuando su profesor de arte de la escuela secundaria vio el talento de Carle, lo invitó a su casa para ver reproducciones de arte expresionista y abstracto prohibido, imágenes que Carle al principio encontró impactantes. “No tenía la menor idea de que existiera algo así”, recordó, “porque estaba acostumbrado a que el arte fuera arios que ondeaban banderas y llevaban armas, granjeros arios superrealistas, las mujeres con sus brazos brutos. Eso fue arte ".

Su padre le presentó las maravillas de los seres vivos que luego inmortalizaría en sus libros. "Cuando era un niño pequeño, desde que tengo memoria, me tomaba de la mano y salíamos a la naturaleza", le dijo a The New York Times en 1994. "Y me mostraba gusanos e insectos y abejas y hormigas y me explican sus vidas. Fue una relación muy amorosa ".

Después de graduarse de una importante escuela de arte alemana, regresó a los Estados Unidos en 1952. Trabajó como diseñador gráfico en el departamento de promoción de The New York Times antes de dedicarse a la publicidad. Su estilo característico provino del papel de seda brillante, punteado y manchado con pintura acrílica, que luego se cortó con un cuchillo y se pegó sobre cartón blanco para formar diseños atrevidos.

A lo largo de su carrera, Carle reunió una serie de premios que incluyen la medalla Regina, el premio Laura Ingalls Wilder y el premio a la trayectoria de la Sociedad de Ilustradores. En 2002, fundó el Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art en Amherst, Massachusetts, donde vivió con su segunda esposa Barbara durante más de 30 años. El museo tiene más de 7.300 ilustraciones originales y organiza exposiciones y programas educativos.


Eric Carle, autor e ilustrador de The Very Hungry Caterpillar, muere a los 91 años

Eric Carle, el autor e ilustrador infantil cuyo clásico La oruga muy hambrienta y otras obras dieron a millones de niños algunos de sus primeros recuerdos literarios, murió a los 91 años.

La familia de Carle dijo que murió de insuficiencia renal el domingo en su estudio de verano en Northampton, Massachusetts, con familiares a su lado.

El jueves, todos los sectores de la comunidad creativa rindieron homenaje públicamente al autor y su trabajo, incluido el bajista de Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea, la banda de rock indie Mountain Goats y la actriz Mia Farrow.

Oh hombre, amo a Eric Carle. No puedo contar las veces que mis hijos y yo fuimos abrazados, completamente embelesados ​​en la gloria de sus libros. Fue un regalo para la humanidad. Amor para siempre, atravesado al otro lado, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

& mdash Flea (@ flea333) 26 de mayo de 2021

Es imposible estimar el número de vidas muy jóvenes en las que su voz dulce y curiosa ha marcado la diferencia. Maravilla, deleite, el consuelo de una voz familiar. Gracias, Eric Carle, por los momentos inolvidables con mis hijos cuando eran muy pequeños. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

& mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) 27 de mayo de 2021

El autor de libros infantiles más vendidos y creador de la serie Lunch Lady, Jarret J. Krosoczka escribió: “Haber pasado algún tiempo con Eric Carle era lo más cercano que se podía llegar a estar con el Papá Noel real. Sus libros y su defensa de las artes continuarán propagándose a lo largo del tiempo. Pero nosotros, en la comunidad de libros para niños, lo extrañaremos terriblemente ".

Haber pasado algún tiempo con Eric Carle era lo más parecido a pasar el rato con el Papá Noel real. Sus libros y su defensa de las artes continuarán propagándose a lo largo del tiempo. Pero nosotros, en la comunidad de libros para niños, lo extrañaremos terriblemente. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

& mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) 26 de mayo de 2021

El escritor e ilustrador de Barrio Sésamo, Mo Willems, el hombre detrás de la exitosa serie de libros para niños Pigeon, lo describió como "un caballero con un encanto travieso".

Este es el regalo que me hizo Eric Carle el primer día que visité su estudio. Durante los siguientes 13 años me dio un regalo tan grande: su amistad. Un caballero con un encanto travieso. ROTURA. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

& mdash Mo Willems & # 39 Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) 26 de mayo de 2021

Eric Carle ha muerto, pero nos dejó los inolvidables Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, libros que les leí a mis hijos y ahora a mis nietos. Pensamientos cariñosos con su familia y mucha gratitud por el Sr. Carle. ♥ ️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

& mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) 26 de mayo de 2021

A través de libros como Oso pardo, Oso pardo, ¿Qué ves ?, ¿Quieres ser mi amigo? y De la cabeza a los pies, Carle introdujo temas universales con palabras simples y colores brillantes.

“Lo desconocido a menudo trae consigo miedo”, dijo una vez. “En mis libros trato de contrarrestar este miedo, de reemplazarlo con un mensaje positivo. Creo que los niños son creativos por naturaleza y están deseosos de aprender. Quiero mostrarles que aprender es realmente fascinante y divertido ".

La oruga muy hambrienta, publicada en 1969, fue bien recibida por padres e hijos con su historia de la metamorfosis de una oruga verde y roja con un toque de azul y marrón a una mariposa orgullosamente multicolor.

Originalmente concebido como un libro sobre un ratón de biblioteca, llamado A Week with Willi the Worm, el héroe, que come 26 alimentos diferentes, se transformó en una oruga por consejo de su editor. Ha vendido 40 millones de copias y se ha traducido a 60 idiomas, ha generado orugas de animales de peluche y se ha convertido en una obra de teatro.

Al principio, Carle encontró esta popularidad como un misterio. “Pero con el tiempo he llegado a creer que muchos niños pueden identificarse con la oruga indefensa, pequeña e insignificante”, explicó a The Guardian en 2016, “y se regocijan cuando se convierte en una hermosa mariposa. Creo que es un mensaje de esperanza. Dice: yo también puedo crecer. Yo también puedo desplegar mis alas (mi talento) y volar al mundo ".

Carle escribió y / o ilustró más de 75 libros, a veces asociándose con Bill Martin Jr u ​​otros autores, pero la mayoría con Carle trabajando solo. Uno de sus últimos libros fue The Nonsense Show de 2015, que se centró en un desfile de peces voladores, ratones domesticadores de gatos y animales de circo.

Nacido en Syracuse, Nueva York en 1929, la madre y el padre de Carle eran inmigrantes alemanes que trasladaron a la familia a Stuttgart a mediados de la década de 1930, cuando miles de personas iban en dirección contraria. Mientras Europa se precipitaba hacia la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Carle anhelaba regresar a Estados Unidos. Su padre fue reclutado en el ejército alemán y pasó ocho años como prisionero de guerra ruso, mientras que a Carle se le asignó a los 15 años para cavar trincheras a lo largo de la línea Siegfried. “Y el primer día, tres personas murieron a unos metros de distancia”, le dijo a The Guardian en 2009. “No niños, prisioneros rusos o algo así. Llegaron las enfermeras y empezaron a llorar. Y en Stuttgart, nuestra ciudad natal, nuestra casa era la única en pie. Cuando digo estar de pie, me refiero al techo, las ventanas y las puertas. Y ... bueno, ahí estás ".

Cuando su profesor de arte de la escuela secundaria vio el talento de Carle, lo invitó a su casa para ver reproducciones de arte expresionista y abstracto prohibido, imágenes que Carle al principio encontró impactantes. “No tenía la menor idea de que existiera algo así”, recordó, “porque estaba acostumbrado a que el arte fuera arios que ondeaban banderas y llevaban armas, granjeros arios superrealistas, las mujeres con sus brazos brutos. Eso fue arte ".

Su padre le presentó las maravillas de los seres vivos que luego inmortalizaría en sus libros. "Cuando era un niño pequeño, desde que tengo memoria, me tomaba de la mano y salíamos a la naturaleza", le dijo a The New York Times en 1994. "Y me mostraba gusanos e insectos y abejas y hormigas y me explican sus vidas. Fue una relación muy amorosa ".

Después de graduarse de una importante escuela de arte alemana, regresó a los Estados Unidos en 1952. Trabajó como diseñador gráfico en el departamento de promoción de The New York Times antes de dedicarse a la publicidad. Su estilo característico provino del papel de seda brillante, punteado y manchado con pintura acrílica, que luego se cortó con un cuchillo y se pegó sobre cartón blanco para formar diseños atrevidos.

A lo largo de su carrera, Carle reunió una serie de premios que incluyen la medalla Regina, el premio Laura Ingalls Wilder y el premio a la trayectoria de la Sociedad de Ilustradores. En 2002, fundó el Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art en Amherst, Massachusetts, donde vivió con su segunda esposa Barbara durante más de 30 años. El museo tiene más de 7.300 ilustraciones originales y organiza exposiciones y programas educativos.


Eric Carle, autor e ilustrador de The Very Hungry Caterpillar, muere a los 91 años

Eric Carle, el autor e ilustrador infantil cuyo clásico La oruga muy hambrienta y otras obras dieron a millones de niños algunos de sus primeros recuerdos literarios, murió a los 91 años.

La familia de Carle dijo que murió de insuficiencia renal el domingo en su estudio de verano en Northampton, Massachusetts, con familiares a su lado.

El jueves, todos los sectores de la comunidad creativa rindieron homenaje públicamente al autor y su trabajo, incluido el bajista de Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea, la banda de rock indie Mountain Goats y la actriz Mia Farrow.

Oh hombre, amo a Eric Carle. No puedo contar las veces que mis hijos y yo fuimos abrazados, completamente embelesados ​​en la gloria de sus libros. Fue un regalo para la humanidad. Amor para siempre, atravesado al otro lado, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

& mdash Flea (@ flea333) 26 de mayo de 2021

Es imposible estimar el número de vidas muy jóvenes en las que su voz dulce y curiosa ha marcado la diferencia. Maravilla, deleite, el consuelo de una voz familiar. Gracias, Eric Carle, por los momentos inolvidables con mis hijos cuando eran muy pequeños. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

& mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) 27 de mayo de 2021

El autor de libros infantiles más vendidos y creador de la serie Lunch Lady, Jarret J. Krosoczka escribió: “Haber pasado algún tiempo con Eric Carle era lo más cercano que se podía llegar a estar con el Papá Noel real. Sus libros y su defensa de las artes continuarán propagándose a lo largo del tiempo. Pero nosotros, en la comunidad de libros para niños, lo extrañaremos terriblemente ".

Haber pasado algún tiempo con Eric Carle era lo más parecido a pasar el rato con el Papá Noel real. Sus libros y su defensa de las artes continuarán propagándose a lo largo del tiempo. Pero nosotros, en la comunidad de libros para niños, lo extrañaremos terriblemente. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

& mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) 26 de mayo de 2021

El escritor e ilustrador de Barrio Sésamo Mo Willems, el hombre detrás de la exitosa serie de libros para niños Pigeon, lo describió como "un caballero con un encanto travieso".

Este es el regalo que me hizo Eric Carle el primer día que visité su estudio. Durante los siguientes 13 años me dio un regalo tan grande: su amistad. Un caballero con un encanto travieso. ROTURA. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

& mdash Mo Willems & # 39 Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) 26 de mayo de 2021

Eric Carle ha muerto, pero nos dejó los inolvidables Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, libros que les leí a mis hijos y ahora a mis nietos. Pensamientos cariñosos con su familia y mucha gratitud para el Sr. Carle. ♥ ️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

& mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) 26 de mayo de 2021

A través de libros como Oso pardo, Oso pardo, ¿Qué ves ?, ¿Quieres ser mi amigo? y De la cabeza a los pies, Carle introdujo temas universales con palabras simples y colores brillantes.

“Lo desconocido a menudo trae consigo miedo”, dijo una vez. “En mis libros trato de contrarrestar este miedo, de reemplazarlo con un mensaje positivo. Creo que los niños son creativos por naturaleza y están deseosos de aprender. Quiero mostrarles que aprender es realmente fascinante y divertido ".

La oruga muy hambrienta, publicada en 1969, fue bien recibida por padres e hijos con su historia de la metamorfosis de una oruga verde y roja con un toque de azul y marrón a una mariposa orgullosamente multicolor.

Originalmente concebido como un libro sobre un ratón de biblioteca, llamado A Week with Willi the Worm, el héroe, que come 26 alimentos diferentes, se transformó en una oruga por consejo de su editor. Ha vendido 40 millones de copias y se ha traducido a 60 idiomas, ha generado orugas de animales de peluche y se ha convertido en una obra de teatro.

Al principio, Carle encontró esta popularidad como un misterio. “Pero con el tiempo he llegado a creer que muchos niños pueden identificarse con la oruga indefensa, pequeña e insignificante”, explicó a The Guardian en 2016, “y se regocijan cuando se convierte en una hermosa mariposa. Creo que es un mensaje de esperanza. Dice: yo también puedo crecer. Yo también puedo desplegar mis alas (mi talento) y volar al mundo ".

Carle escribió y / o ilustró más de 75 libros, a veces asociándose con Bill Martin Jr u ​​otros autores, pero la mayoría con Carle trabajando solo. Uno de sus últimos libros fue The Nonsense Show de 2015, que se centró en un desfile de peces voladores, ratones domesticadores de gatos y animales de circo.

Nacido en Syracuse, Nueva York en 1929, la madre y el padre de Carle eran inmigrantes alemanes que trasladaron a la familia a Stuttgart a mediados de la década de 1930, cuando miles de personas iban en dirección contraria. Mientras Europa se precipitaba hacia la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Carle anhelaba regresar a Estados Unidos. Su padre fue reclutado en el ejército alemán y pasó ocho años como prisionero de guerra ruso, mientras que a Carle se le asignó a los 15 años para cavar trincheras a lo largo de la línea Siegfried. “Y el primer día, tres personas murieron a unos metros de distancia”, le dijo a The Guardian en 2009. “No niños, prisioneros rusos o algo así. Llegaron las enfermeras y empezaron a llorar. Y en Stuttgart, nuestra ciudad natal, nuestra casa era la única en pie. Cuando digo estar de pie, me refiero al techo, las ventanas y las puertas. Y ... bueno, ahí estás ".

Cuando su profesor de arte de la escuela secundaria vio el talento de Carle, lo invitó a su casa para ver reproducciones de arte expresionista y abstracto prohibido, imágenes que Carle al principio encontró impactantes. “No tenía la menor idea de que existiera algo así”, recordó, “porque estaba acostumbrado a que el arte fuera arios que ondeaban banderas y llevaban armas, granjeros arios superrealistas, las mujeres con sus brazos brutos. Eso fue arte ".

Su padre le presentó las maravillas de los seres vivos que luego inmortalizaría en sus libros. "Cuando era un niño pequeño, desde que tengo memoria, me tomaba de la mano y salíamos a la naturaleza", le dijo a The New York Times en 1994. "Y me mostraba gusanos e insectos y abejas y hormigas y me explican sus vidas. Fue una relación muy amorosa ".

Después de graduarse de una importante escuela de arte alemana, regresó a los Estados Unidos en 1952. Trabajó como diseñador gráfico en el departamento de promoción de The New York Times antes de dedicarse a la publicidad. Su estilo característico provino del papel de seda brillante, punteado y manchado con pintura acrílica, que luego se cortó con un cuchillo y se pegó sobre cartón blanco para formar diseños atrevidos.

A lo largo de su carrera, Carle reunió una variedad de premios que incluyen la medalla Regina, el premio Laura Ingalls Wilder y el premio a la trayectoria de la Sociedad de Ilustradores. En 2002, fundó el Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art en Amherst, Massachusetts, donde vivió con su segunda esposa Barbara durante más de 30 años. El museo tiene más de 7.300 ilustraciones originales y organiza exposiciones y programas educativos.


Eric Carle, autor e ilustrador de The Very Hungry Caterpillar, muere a los 91 años

Eric Carle, el autor e ilustrador infantil cuyo clásico La oruga muy hambrienta y otras obras dieron a millones de niños algunos de sus primeros recuerdos literarios, falleció a los 91 años.

La familia de Carle dijo que murió de insuficiencia renal el domingo en su estudio de verano en Northampton, Massachusetts, con familiares a su lado.

El jueves, todos los sectores de la comunidad creativa rindieron homenaje públicamente al autor y su trabajo, incluido el bajista de Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea, la banda de rock indie Mountain Goats y la actriz Mia Farrow.

Oh hombre, amo a Eric Carle. No puedo contar las veces que mis hijos y yo fuimos abrazados, completamente embelesados ​​en la gloria de sus libros. Fue un regalo para la humanidad. Amor para siempre, atravesado al otro lado, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

& mdash Flea (@ flea333) 26 de mayo de 2021

Es imposible estimar el número de vidas muy jóvenes en las que su voz dulce y curiosa ha marcado la diferencia. Maravilla, deleite, el consuelo de una voz familiar. Gracias, Eric Carle, por los momentos inolvidables con mis hijos cuando eran muy pequeños. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

& mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) 27 de mayo de 2021

Jarret J. Krosoczka, autor de libros para niños más vendidos y creador de la serie Lunch Lady, escribió: “Haber pasado algún tiempo con Eric Carle era lo más parecido a pasar el rato con el Papá Noel real. Sus libros y su defensa de las artes continuarán propagándose a lo largo del tiempo. Pero nosotros, en la comunidad de libros para niños, lo extrañaremos terriblemente ".

Haber pasado algún tiempo con Eric Carle era lo más parecido a pasar el rato con el Papá Noel real. Sus libros y su defensa de las artes continuarán propagándose a lo largo del tiempo. Pero nosotros, en la comunidad de libros para niños, lo extrañaremos terriblemente. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

& mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) 26 de mayo de 2021

El escritor e ilustrador de Barrio Sésamo, Mo Willems, el hombre detrás de la exitosa serie de libros para niños Pigeon, lo describió como "un caballero con un encanto travieso".

Este es el regalo que me hizo Eric Carle el primer día que visité su estudio. Durante los siguientes 13 años me dio un regalo tan grande: su amistad. Un caballero con un encanto travieso. ROTURA. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

& mdash Mo Willems & # 39 Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) 26 de mayo de 2021

Eric Carle ha muerto, pero nos dejó los inolvidables Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, libros que les leí a mis hijos y ahora a mis nietos. Pensamientos cariñosos con su familia y mucha gratitud por el Sr. Carle. ♥ ️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

& mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) 26 de mayo de 2021

A través de libros como Oso pardo, Oso pardo, ¿Qué ves ?, ¿Quieres ser mi amigo? y De la cabeza a los pies, Carle introdujo temas universales con palabras simples y colores brillantes.

“Lo desconocido a menudo trae consigo miedo”, dijo una vez. “En mis libros trato de contrarrestar este miedo, de reemplazarlo con un mensaje positivo. Creo que los niños son creativos por naturaleza y están deseosos de aprender. Quiero mostrarles que aprender es realmente fascinante y divertido ".

La oruga muy hambrienta, publicada en 1969, fue bien recibida por padres e hijos con su historia de la metamorfosis de una oruga verde y roja con un toque de azul y marrón a una mariposa orgullosamente multicolor.

Originalmente concebido como un libro sobre un ratón de biblioteca, llamado A Week with Willi the Worm, el héroe, que come 26 alimentos diferentes, se transformó en una oruga por consejo de su editor. Ha vendido 40 millones de copias y se ha traducido a 60 idiomas, ha generado orugas de animales de peluche y se ha convertido en una obra de teatro.

Al principio, Carle encontró esta popularidad como un misterio. “Pero con el tiempo he llegado a creer que muchos niños pueden identificarse con la oruga indefensa, pequeña e insignificante”, explicó a The Guardian en 2016, “y se regocijan cuando se convierte en una hermosa mariposa. Creo que es un mensaje de esperanza. Dice: yo también puedo crecer. Yo también puedo desplegar mis alas (mi talento) y volar al mundo ".

Carle escribió y / o ilustró más de 75 libros, a veces asociándose con Bill Martin Jr u ​​otros autores, pero la mayoría con Carle trabajando solo. Uno de sus últimos libros fue The Nonsense Show de 2015, que se centró en un desfile de peces voladores, ratones domesticadores de gatos y animales de circo.

Nacido en Syracuse, Nueva York en 1929, la madre y el padre de Carle eran inmigrantes alemanes que trasladaron a la familia a Stuttgart a mediados de la década de 1930, cuando miles de personas iban en dirección contraria. Mientras Europa se precipitaba hacia la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Carle anhelaba regresar a Estados Unidos. Su padre fue reclutado en el ejército alemán y pasó ocho años como prisionero de guerra ruso, mientras que a Carle se le asignó a los 15 años para cavar trincheras a lo largo de la línea Siegfried. “And the first day three people were killed a few feet away,” he told the Guardian in 2009. “Not children – Russian prisoners or something. The nurses came and started crying. And in Stuttgart, our home town, our house was the only one standing. When I say standing, I mean the roof and windows are gone, and the doors. And … well, there you are.”

When his high-school art teacher saw Carle’s talent, he invited him to his house to look at reproductions of banned expressionist and abstract art – images that Carle at first found shocking. “I didn’t have the slightest idea that something like that existed,” he recalled, “because I was used to art being flag-waving, gun-toting Aryans – super-realistic Aryan farmers, the women with their brute arms. That was art.”

His father introduced him to the wonders of the living creatures that he would later immortalise in his books. “When I was a small child, as far back as I can remember, he would take me by the hand and we would go out in nature,” he told The New York Times in 1994. “And he would show me worms and bugs and bees and ants and explain their lives to me. It was a very loving relationship.”

After graduating from a leading German art school, he returned to the United States in 1952. He worked as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times before switching to advertising. His signature style came from bright tissue paper, stippled and smeared with acrylic paint, which was then cut with a knife and stuck on to white cardboard to form bold designs.

Over the course of his career, Carle assembled an array of prizes including the Regina medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder award and the Society of Illustrators lifetime achievement award. In 2002, he founded the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he lived with his second wife Barbara for more than 30 years. The museum holds more than 7,300 original illustrations, and organises exhibitions and educational programmes.


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

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.

On Thursday, all sectors of the creative community were publicly paying tribute to the author and his work, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, indie rock band the Mountain Goats and actor Mia Farrow.

Oh man, I love Eric Carle. Cannot count the times my children and I were cuddled up, completely enraptured in the glory of his books. He was a gift to humanity. Love forever, broken through to the other side, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

&mdash Flea (@flea333) May 26, 2021

It is impossible to estimate the number very young lives in which his gentle, curious voice has made a difference. Wonder, delight, the comfort of a familiar voice. Thanks, Eric Carle, for unforgettable times with my sons when they were very small. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

&mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) May 27, 2021

Bestselling childrens’ book author, and creator of the Lunch Lady series, Jarret J. Krosoczka wrote: “To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly.”

To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

&mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) May 26, 2021

Sesame Street writer and illustrator Mo Willems – the man behind the hit Pigeon kids’ book series – described him as “a gentleman with a mischievous charm”.

This is the gift that Eric Carle gave me on the first day I visited his studio. Over the next 13 years he gave me such a greater gift: his friendship. A gentleman w/ a mischievous charm. RIP. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

&mdash Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) May 26, 2021

Eric Carle has died- but he left us the unforgettable Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear- books i read to my children and now my grandchildren. Loving thoughts with his family and very much gratitude for Mr Carle.♥️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

&mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 26, 2021

Through books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Do You Want to Be My Friend? and From Head to Toe, Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colours.

“The unknown often brings fear with it,” he once said. “In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published in 1969, was welcomed by parents and children with its story of the metamorphosis of a green and red caterpillar with a touch of blue and brown to a proudly multi-coloured butterfly.

Originally conceived as a book about a bookworm – called A Week with Willi the Worm – the hero, who eats through 26 different foods, was changed to a caterpillar on the advice of his editor. It has sold 40m copies and been translated into 60 languages, spawned stuffed animal caterpillars and has been turned into a stage play.

At first, Carle found this popularity a mystery. “But over time I have come to believe many children can identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar,” he explained to the Guardian in 2016, “and they rejoice when it turns into a beautiful butterfly. I think it’s a message of hope. It says: I too can grow up. I too can unfold my wings (my talent) and fly into the world.”

Carle wrote and/or illustrated more than 75 books, sometimes partnering with Bill Martin Jr or other authors, but most with Carle working alone. One of his last books was 2015’s The Nonsense Show, which centred on a parade of flying fish, cat-taming mice and circus animals.

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1929, Carle’s mother and father were German immigrants who moved the family back to Stuttgart in the mid-1930s, when thousands were heading the other way. As Europe hurtled towards the second world war, Carle longed to return to the US. His father was conscripted into the German army and spent eight years as a Russian prisoner of war, while Carle was assigned aged 15 to dig trenches along the Siegfried line. “And the first day three people were killed a few feet away,” he told the Guardian in 2009. “Not children – Russian prisoners or something. The nurses came and started crying. And in Stuttgart, our home town, our house was the only one standing. When I say standing, I mean the roof and windows are gone, and the doors. And … well, there you are.”

When his high-school art teacher saw Carle’s talent, he invited him to his house to look at reproductions of banned expressionist and abstract art – images that Carle at first found shocking. “I didn’t have the slightest idea that something like that existed,” he recalled, “because I was used to art being flag-waving, gun-toting Aryans – super-realistic Aryan farmers, the women with their brute arms. That was art.”

His father introduced him to the wonders of the living creatures that he would later immortalise in his books. “When I was a small child, as far back as I can remember, he would take me by the hand and we would go out in nature,” he told The New York Times in 1994. “And he would show me worms and bugs and bees and ants and explain their lives to me. It was a very loving relationship.”

After graduating from a leading German art school, he returned to the United States in 1952. He worked as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times before switching to advertising. His signature style came from bright tissue paper, stippled and smeared with acrylic paint, which was then cut with a knife and stuck on to white cardboard to form bold designs.

Over the course of his career, Carle assembled an array of prizes including the Regina medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder award and the Society of Illustrators lifetime achievement award. In 2002, he founded the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he lived with his second wife Barbara for more than 30 years. The museum holds more than 7,300 original illustrations, and organises exhibitions and educational programmes.


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

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.

On Thursday, all sectors of the creative community were publicly paying tribute to the author and his work, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, indie rock band the Mountain Goats and actor Mia Farrow.

Oh man, I love Eric Carle. Cannot count the times my children and I were cuddled up, completely enraptured in the glory of his books. He was a gift to humanity. Love forever, broken through to the other side, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

&mdash Flea (@flea333) May 26, 2021

It is impossible to estimate the number very young lives in which his gentle, curious voice has made a difference. Wonder, delight, the comfort of a familiar voice. Thanks, Eric Carle, for unforgettable times with my sons when they were very small. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

&mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) May 27, 2021

Bestselling childrens’ book author, and creator of the Lunch Lady series, Jarret J. Krosoczka wrote: “To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly.”

To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

&mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) May 26, 2021

Sesame Street writer and illustrator Mo Willems – the man behind the hit Pigeon kids’ book series – described him as “a gentleman with a mischievous charm”.

This is the gift that Eric Carle gave me on the first day I visited his studio. Over the next 13 years he gave me such a greater gift: his friendship. A gentleman w/ a mischievous charm. RIP. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

&mdash Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) May 26, 2021

Eric Carle has died- but he left us the unforgettable Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear- books i read to my children and now my grandchildren. Loving thoughts with his family and very much gratitude for Mr Carle.♥️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

&mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 26, 2021

Through books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Do You Want to Be My Friend? and From Head to Toe, Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colours.

“The unknown often brings fear with it,” he once said. “In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published in 1969, was welcomed by parents and children with its story of the metamorphosis of a green and red caterpillar with a touch of blue and brown to a proudly multi-coloured butterfly.

Originally conceived as a book about a bookworm – called A Week with Willi the Worm – the hero, who eats through 26 different foods, was changed to a caterpillar on the advice of his editor. It has sold 40m copies and been translated into 60 languages, spawned stuffed animal caterpillars and has been turned into a stage play.

At first, Carle found this popularity a mystery. “But over time I have come to believe many children can identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar,” he explained to the Guardian in 2016, “and they rejoice when it turns into a beautiful butterfly. I think it’s a message of hope. It says: I too can grow up. I too can unfold my wings (my talent) and fly into the world.”

Carle wrote and/or illustrated more than 75 books, sometimes partnering with Bill Martin Jr or other authors, but most with Carle working alone. One of his last books was 2015’s The Nonsense Show, which centred on a parade of flying fish, cat-taming mice and circus animals.

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1929, Carle’s mother and father were German immigrants who moved the family back to Stuttgart in the mid-1930s, when thousands were heading the other way. As Europe hurtled towards the second world war, Carle longed to return to the US. His father was conscripted into the German army and spent eight years as a Russian prisoner of war, while Carle was assigned aged 15 to dig trenches along the Siegfried line. “And the first day three people were killed a few feet away,” he told the Guardian in 2009. “Not children – Russian prisoners or something. The nurses came and started crying. And in Stuttgart, our home town, our house was the only one standing. When I say standing, I mean the roof and windows are gone, and the doors. And … well, there you are.”

When his high-school art teacher saw Carle’s talent, he invited him to his house to look at reproductions of banned expressionist and abstract art – images that Carle at first found shocking. “I didn’t have the slightest idea that something like that existed,” he recalled, “because I was used to art being flag-waving, gun-toting Aryans – super-realistic Aryan farmers, the women with their brute arms. That was art.”

His father introduced him to the wonders of the living creatures that he would later immortalise in his books. “When I was a small child, as far back as I can remember, he would take me by the hand and we would go out in nature,” he told The New York Times in 1994. “And he would show me worms and bugs and bees and ants and explain their lives to me. It was a very loving relationship.”

After graduating from a leading German art school, he returned to the United States in 1952. He worked as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times before switching to advertising. His signature style came from bright tissue paper, stippled and smeared with acrylic paint, which was then cut with a knife and stuck on to white cardboard to form bold designs.

Over the course of his career, Carle assembled an array of prizes including the Regina medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder award and the Society of Illustrators lifetime achievement award. In 2002, he founded the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he lived with his second wife Barbara for more than 30 years. The museum holds more than 7,300 original illustrations, and organises exhibitions and educational programmes.


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

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.

On Thursday, all sectors of the creative community were publicly paying tribute to the author and his work, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, indie rock band the Mountain Goats and actor Mia Farrow.

Oh man, I love Eric Carle. Cannot count the times my children and I were cuddled up, completely enraptured in the glory of his books. He was a gift to humanity. Love forever, broken through to the other side, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

&mdash Flea (@flea333) May 26, 2021

It is impossible to estimate the number very young lives in which his gentle, curious voice has made a difference. Wonder, delight, the comfort of a familiar voice. Thanks, Eric Carle, for unforgettable times with my sons when they were very small. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

&mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) May 27, 2021

Bestselling childrens’ book author, and creator of the Lunch Lady series, Jarret J. Krosoczka wrote: “To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly.”

To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

&mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) May 26, 2021

Sesame Street writer and illustrator Mo Willems – the man behind the hit Pigeon kids’ book series – described him as “a gentleman with a mischievous charm”.

This is the gift that Eric Carle gave me on the first day I visited his studio. Over the next 13 years he gave me such a greater gift: his friendship. A gentleman w/ a mischievous charm. RIP. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

&mdash Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) May 26, 2021

Eric Carle has died- but he left us the unforgettable Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear- books i read to my children and now my grandchildren. Loving thoughts with his family and very much gratitude for Mr Carle.♥️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

&mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 26, 2021

Through books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Do You Want to Be My Friend? and From Head to Toe, Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colours.

“The unknown often brings fear with it,” he once said. “In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published in 1969, was welcomed by parents and children with its story of the metamorphosis of a green and red caterpillar with a touch of blue and brown to a proudly multi-coloured butterfly.

Originally conceived as a book about a bookworm – called A Week with Willi the Worm – the hero, who eats through 26 different foods, was changed to a caterpillar on the advice of his editor. It has sold 40m copies and been translated into 60 languages, spawned stuffed animal caterpillars and has been turned into a stage play.

At first, Carle found this popularity a mystery. “But over time I have come to believe many children can identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar,” he explained to the Guardian in 2016, “and they rejoice when it turns into a beautiful butterfly. I think it’s a message of hope. It says: I too can grow up. I too can unfold my wings (my talent) and fly into the world.”

Carle wrote and/or illustrated more than 75 books, sometimes partnering with Bill Martin Jr or other authors, but most with Carle working alone. One of his last books was 2015’s The Nonsense Show, which centred on a parade of flying fish, cat-taming mice and circus animals.

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1929, Carle’s mother and father were German immigrants who moved the family back to Stuttgart in the mid-1930s, when thousands were heading the other way. As Europe hurtled towards the second world war, Carle longed to return to the US. His father was conscripted into the German army and spent eight years as a Russian prisoner of war, while Carle was assigned aged 15 to dig trenches along the Siegfried line. “And the first day three people were killed a few feet away,” he told the Guardian in 2009. “Not children – Russian prisoners or something. The nurses came and started crying. And in Stuttgart, our home town, our house was the only one standing. When I say standing, I mean the roof and windows are gone, and the doors. And … well, there you are.”

When his high-school art teacher saw Carle’s talent, he invited him to his house to look at reproductions of banned expressionist and abstract art – images that Carle at first found shocking. “I didn’t have the slightest idea that something like that existed,” he recalled, “because I was used to art being flag-waving, gun-toting Aryans – super-realistic Aryan farmers, the women with their brute arms. That was art.”

His father introduced him to the wonders of the living creatures that he would later immortalise in his books. “When I was a small child, as far back as I can remember, he would take me by the hand and we would go out in nature,” he told The New York Times in 1994. “And he would show me worms and bugs and bees and ants and explain their lives to me. It was a very loving relationship.”

After graduating from a leading German art school, he returned to the United States in 1952. He worked as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times before switching to advertising. His signature style came from bright tissue paper, stippled and smeared with acrylic paint, which was then cut with a knife and stuck on to white cardboard to form bold designs.

Over the course of his career, Carle assembled an array of prizes including the Regina medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder award and the Society of Illustrators lifetime achievement award. In 2002, he founded the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he lived with his second wife Barbara for more than 30 years. The museum holds more than 7,300 original illustrations, and organises exhibitions and educational programmes.


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

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.

On Thursday, all sectors of the creative community were publicly paying tribute to the author and his work, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, indie rock band the Mountain Goats and actor Mia Farrow.

Oh man, I love Eric Carle. Cannot count the times my children and I were cuddled up, completely enraptured in the glory of his books. He was a gift to humanity. Love forever, broken through to the other side, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

&mdash Flea (@flea333) May 26, 2021

It is impossible to estimate the number very young lives in which his gentle, curious voice has made a difference. Wonder, delight, the comfort of a familiar voice. Thanks, Eric Carle, for unforgettable times with my sons when they were very small. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

&mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) May 27, 2021

Bestselling childrens’ book author, and creator of the Lunch Lady series, Jarret J. Krosoczka wrote: “To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly.”

To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

&mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) May 26, 2021

Sesame Street writer and illustrator Mo Willems – the man behind the hit Pigeon kids’ book series – described him as “a gentleman with a mischievous charm”.

This is the gift that Eric Carle gave me on the first day I visited his studio. Over the next 13 years he gave me such a greater gift: his friendship. A gentleman w/ a mischievous charm. RIP. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

&mdash Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) May 26, 2021

Eric Carle has died- but he left us the unforgettable Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear- books i read to my children and now my grandchildren. Loving thoughts with his family and very much gratitude for Mr Carle.♥️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

&mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 26, 2021

Through books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Do You Want to Be My Friend? and From Head to Toe, Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colours.

“The unknown often brings fear with it,” he once said. “In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published in 1969, was welcomed by parents and children with its story of the metamorphosis of a green and red caterpillar with a touch of blue and brown to a proudly multi-coloured butterfly.

Originally conceived as a book about a bookworm – called A Week with Willi the Worm – the hero, who eats through 26 different foods, was changed to a caterpillar on the advice of his editor. It has sold 40m copies and been translated into 60 languages, spawned stuffed animal caterpillars and has been turned into a stage play.

At first, Carle found this popularity a mystery. “But over time I have come to believe many children can identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar,” he explained to the Guardian in 2016, “and they rejoice when it turns into a beautiful butterfly. I think it’s a message of hope. It says: I too can grow up. I too can unfold my wings (my talent) and fly into the world.”

Carle wrote and/or illustrated more than 75 books, sometimes partnering with Bill Martin Jr or other authors, but most with Carle working alone. One of his last books was 2015’s The Nonsense Show, which centred on a parade of flying fish, cat-taming mice and circus animals.

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1929, Carle’s mother and father were German immigrants who moved the family back to Stuttgart in the mid-1930s, when thousands were heading the other way. As Europe hurtled towards the second world war, Carle longed to return to the US. His father was conscripted into the German army and spent eight years as a Russian prisoner of war, while Carle was assigned aged 15 to dig trenches along the Siegfried line. “And the first day three people were killed a few feet away,” he told the Guardian in 2009. “Not children – Russian prisoners or something. The nurses came and started crying. And in Stuttgart, our home town, our house was the only one standing. When I say standing, I mean the roof and windows are gone, and the doors. And … well, there you are.”

When his high-school art teacher saw Carle’s talent, he invited him to his house to look at reproductions of banned expressionist and abstract art – images that Carle at first found shocking. “I didn’t have the slightest idea that something like that existed,” he recalled, “because I was used to art being flag-waving, gun-toting Aryans – super-realistic Aryan farmers, the women with their brute arms. That was art.”

His father introduced him to the wonders of the living creatures that he would later immortalise in his books. “When I was a small child, as far back as I can remember, he would take me by the hand and we would go out in nature,” he told The New York Times in 1994. “And he would show me worms and bugs and bees and ants and explain their lives to me. It was a very loving relationship.”

After graduating from a leading German art school, he returned to the United States in 1952. He worked as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times before switching to advertising. His signature style came from bright tissue paper, stippled and smeared with acrylic paint, which was then cut with a knife and stuck on to white cardboard to form bold designs.

Over the course of his career, Carle assembled an array of prizes including the Regina medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder award and the Society of Illustrators lifetime achievement award. In 2002, he founded the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he lived with his second wife Barbara for more than 30 years. The museum holds more than 7,300 original illustrations, and organises exhibitions and educational programmes.


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

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.

On Thursday, all sectors of the creative community were publicly paying tribute to the author and his work, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, indie rock band the Mountain Goats and actor Mia Farrow.

Oh man, I love Eric Carle. Cannot count the times my children and I were cuddled up, completely enraptured in the glory of his books. He was a gift to humanity. Love forever, broken through to the other side, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

&mdash Flea (@flea333) May 26, 2021

It is impossible to estimate the number very young lives in which his gentle, curious voice has made a difference. Wonder, delight, the comfort of a familiar voice. Thanks, Eric Carle, for unforgettable times with my sons when they were very small. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

&mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) May 27, 2021

Bestselling childrens’ book author, and creator of the Lunch Lady series, Jarret J. Krosoczka wrote: “To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly.”

To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

&mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) May 26, 2021

Sesame Street writer and illustrator Mo Willems – the man behind the hit Pigeon kids’ book series – described him as “a gentleman with a mischievous charm”.

This is the gift that Eric Carle gave me on the first day I visited his studio. Over the next 13 years he gave me such a greater gift: his friendship. A gentleman w/ a mischievous charm. RIP. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

&mdash Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) May 26, 2021

Eric Carle has died- but he left us the unforgettable Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear- books i read to my children and now my grandchildren. Loving thoughts with his family and very much gratitude for Mr Carle.♥️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

&mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 26, 2021

Through books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Do You Want to Be My Friend? and From Head to Toe, Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colours.

“The unknown often brings fear with it,” he once said. “In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published in 1969, was welcomed by parents and children with its story of the metamorphosis of a green and red caterpillar with a touch of blue and brown to a proudly multi-coloured butterfly.

Originally conceived as a book about a bookworm – called A Week with Willi the Worm – the hero, who eats through 26 different foods, was changed to a caterpillar on the advice of his editor. It has sold 40m copies and been translated into 60 languages, spawned stuffed animal caterpillars and has been turned into a stage play.

At first, Carle found this popularity a mystery. “But over time I have come to believe many children can identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar,” he explained to the Guardian in 2016, “and they rejoice when it turns into a beautiful butterfly. I think it’s a message of hope. It says: I too can grow up. I too can unfold my wings (my talent) and fly into the world.”

Carle wrote and/or illustrated more than 75 books, sometimes partnering with Bill Martin Jr or other authors, but most with Carle working alone. One of his last books was 2015’s The Nonsense Show, which centred on a parade of flying fish, cat-taming mice and circus animals.

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1929, Carle’s mother and father were German immigrants who moved the family back to Stuttgart in the mid-1930s, when thousands were heading the other way. As Europe hurtled towards the second world war, Carle longed to return to the US. His father was conscripted into the German army and spent eight years as a Russian prisoner of war, while Carle was assigned aged 15 to dig trenches along the Siegfried line. “And the first day three people were killed a few feet away,” he told the Guardian in 2009. “Not children – Russian prisoners or something. The nurses came and started crying. And in Stuttgart, our home town, our house was the only one standing. When I say standing, I mean the roof and windows are gone, and the doors. And … well, there you are.”

When his high-school art teacher saw Carle’s talent, he invited him to his house to look at reproductions of banned expressionist and abstract art – images that Carle at first found shocking. “I didn’t have the slightest idea that something like that existed,” he recalled, “because I was used to art being flag-waving, gun-toting Aryans – super-realistic Aryan farmers, the women with their brute arms. That was art.”

His father introduced him to the wonders of the living creatures that he would later immortalise in his books. “When I was a small child, as far back as I can remember, he would take me by the hand and we would go out in nature,” he told The New York Times in 1994. “And he would show me worms and bugs and bees and ants and explain their lives to me. It was a very loving relationship.”

After graduating from a leading German art school, he returned to the United States in 1952. He worked as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times before switching to advertising. His signature style came from bright tissue paper, stippled and smeared with acrylic paint, which was then cut with a knife and stuck on to white cardboard to form bold designs.

Over the course of his career, Carle assembled an array of prizes including the Regina medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder award and the Society of Illustrators lifetime achievement award. In 2002, he founded the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he lived with his second wife Barbara for more than 30 years. The museum holds more than 7,300 original illustrations, and organises exhibitions and educational programmes.


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

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.

On Thursday, all sectors of the creative community were publicly paying tribute to the author and his work, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, indie rock band the Mountain Goats and actor Mia Farrow.

Oh man, I love Eric Carle. Cannot count the times my children and I were cuddled up, completely enraptured in the glory of his books. He was a gift to humanity. Love forever, broken through to the other side, Eric Carle. https://t.co/5N2dhEvdWS

&mdash Flea (@flea333) May 26, 2021

It is impossible to estimate the number very young lives in which his gentle, curious voice has made a difference. Wonder, delight, the comfort of a familiar voice. Thanks, Eric Carle, for unforgettable times with my sons when they were very small. https://t.co/DZH8sR6aCN

&mdash The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) May 27, 2021

Bestselling childrens’ book author, and creator of the Lunch Lady series, Jarret J. Krosoczka wrote: “To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly.”

To have spent some time with Eric Carle was the closest thing one could get to hanging out with the actual Santa Claus. His books and his advocacy for the arts will continue to ripple through time. But we in the children’s book community will miss him terribly. pic.twitter.com/HnH8ggW2u7

&mdash Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) May 26, 2021

Sesame Street writer and illustrator Mo Willems – the man behind the hit Pigeon kids’ book series – described him as “a gentleman with a mischievous charm”.

This is the gift that Eric Carle gave me on the first day I visited his studio. Over the next 13 years he gave me such a greater gift: his friendship. A gentleman w/ a mischievous charm. RIP. pic.twitter.com/jyJdJfzqCN

&mdash Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) May 26, 2021

Eric Carle has died- but he left us the unforgettable Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear- books i read to my children and now my grandchildren. Loving thoughts with his family and very much gratitude for Mr Carle.♥️ https://t.co/McNZ6IxROa

&mdash Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 26, 2021

Through books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Do You Want to Be My Friend? and From Head to Toe, Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colours.

“The unknown often brings fear with it,” he once said. “In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published in 1969, was welcomed by parents and children with its story of the metamorphosis of a green and red caterpillar with a touch of blue and brown to a proudly multi-coloured butterfly.

Originally conceived as a book about a bookworm – called A Week with Willi the Worm – the hero, who eats through 26 different foods, was changed to a caterpillar on the advice of his editor. It has sold 40m copies and been translated into 60 languages, spawned stuffed animal caterpillars and has been turned into a stage play.

At first, Carle found this popularity a mystery. “But over time I have come to believe many children can identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar,” he explained to the Guardian in 2016, “and they rejoice when it turns into a beautiful butterfly. I think it’s a message of hope. It says: I too can grow up. I too can unfold my wings (my talent) and fly into the world.”

Carle wrote and/or illustrated more than 75 books, sometimes partnering with Bill Martin Jr or other authors, but most with Carle working alone. One of his last books was 2015’s The Nonsense Show, which centred on a parade of flying fish, cat-taming mice and circus animals.

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1929, Carle’s mother and father were German immigrants who moved the family back to Stuttgart in the mid-1930s, when thousands were heading the other way. As Europe hurtled towards the second world war, Carle longed to return to the US. His father was conscripted into the German army and spent eight years as a Russian prisoner of war, while Carle was assigned aged 15 to dig trenches along the Siegfried line. “And the first day three people were killed a few feet away,” he told the Guardian in 2009. “Not children – Russian prisoners or something. The nurses came and started crying. And in Stuttgart, our home town, our house was the only one standing. When I say standing, I mean the roof and windows are gone, and the doors. And … well, there you are.”

When his high-school art teacher saw Carle’s talent, he invited him to his house to look at reproductions of banned expressionist and abstract art – images that Carle at first found shocking. “I didn’t have the slightest idea that something like that existed,” he recalled, “because I was used to art being flag-waving, gun-toting Aryans – super-realistic Aryan farmers, the women with their brute arms. That was art.”

His father introduced him to the wonders of the living creatures that he would later immortalise in his books. “When I was a small child, as far back as I can remember, he would take me by the hand and we would go out in nature,” he told The New York Times in 1994. “Y me mostraba gusanos, bichos, abejas y hormigas, y me explicaba sus vidas. Fue una relación muy amorosa ".

Después de graduarse de una importante escuela de arte alemana, regresó a los Estados Unidos en 1952. Trabajó como diseñador gráfico en el departamento de promoción de The New York Times antes de dedicarse a la publicidad. Su estilo característico provino del papel de seda brillante, punteado y manchado con pintura acrílica, que luego se cortó con un cuchillo y se pegó sobre cartón blanco para formar diseños atrevidos.

A lo largo de su carrera, Carle reunió una variedad de premios que incluyen la medalla Regina, el premio Laura Ingalls Wilder y el premio a la trayectoria de la Sociedad de Ilustradores. En 2002, fundó el Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art en Amherst, Massachusetts, donde vivió con su segunda esposa Barbara durante más de 30 años. El museo tiene más de 7.300 ilustraciones originales y organiza exposiciones y programas educativos.