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Overview of the Collection

Biography

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Detailed Description

Series I: Collection, 1991






Eric Carle Collection



Finding aid prepared by Archives & Special Collections Staff.






Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205



© 2008 University of Connecticut



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Creator: Levy, Billie M.
Title: Eric Carle Collection.
Dates: 1991.
Quantity: .1 linear feet.
Identification: MSS20000092
Language: English.
Abstract: Eric Carle was born 25 June 1929 in Syracuse, NY, the son of Erich W. (a civil servant) and Johanna (Oelschlaeger) Carle. He attended the Akademie der bildenden Kuenste, Stuttgart, Germany (1946-1950) and served in the U.S. Army (1952-1954). He has been employed as a poster designer (1950-1952) by the U.S. Information Center (Stuttgart, Germany), a graphic designer for the New York Times (1954-1956), an art director with L. W. Frohlich & Co. (1956-1963), and a free-lance writer, illustrator, and designer since 1963.

Biography

Eric Carle was born 25 June 1929 in Syracuse, NY, the son of Erich W. (a civil servant) and Johanna (Oelschlaeger) Carle. He attended the Akademie der bildenden Kuenste, Stuttgart, Germany (1946-1950) and served in the U.S. Army (1952-1954). He has been employed as a poster designer (1950-1952) by the U.S. Information Center (Stuttgart, Germany), a graphic designer for the New York Times (1954-1956), an art director with L. W. Frohlich & Co. (1956-1963), and a free-lance writer, illustrator, and designer since 1963.

A member of the Authors League of America, Carle resides in Northampton, MA.

Published Works:

Award(s)
A Very Hungry Caterpillar
New York Times Ten Best Picture Books of the Year citation, 1969.
American Institute of Graphic Arts award, 1970.
Best Children's Books of England citation, 1970.
Selection du Grand Prix des Treize, France, 1972.
Brooklyn Museum Art Books for Children citation, 1973, 1976, 1977.
Nakamori Reader's Prize, Japan, 1975.
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
International Children's Book Fair first prize for picture books, 1970.
Deutscher Jugendpreis citation, 1970.
Pancakes, Pancakes
American Institute of Graphic Arts award, 1970.
Child Study Association book list citation, 1970.
Do You Want to Be My Friend?
Children's Spring Book Festival honor book citation, 1971.
International Children's Book Fair first prize for picture books
Deutscher Jugendpreis award, 1972.
American Library Association notable book citation, 1972.
Selection du Grand Prix des Treize, 1973.
Have You Seen My Cat?
Selection du Grand Prix des Treize, 1973.
Do Bears Have Mothers Too?
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books citation, 1973.
My Very First Library
New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, 1974.
The Very Busy Spider
Named to Horn Book's “Fanfare” list, 1986.

Also recipient of awards from New York Art Directors Show, New York Type Directors Show, Society of Illustrators Show, and Best Book Jacket of the Year Show.

WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR
Self-Illustrated; Juveniles
1, 2, 3, to the Zoo, World Publishing, 1968.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, World Publishing, 1969.
The Tiny Seed, Crowell, 1970, reprinted, Picture Book Studio, 1987.
Pancakes, Pancakes, Knopf, 1970.
Do You Want to Be My Friend?, Crowell, 1971.
The Secret Birthday Message, Crowell, 1971.
The Very Long Train(folding book), Crowell, 1972.
The Very Long Tail, Crowell, 1972.
Walter the Baker, Knopf, 1972.
The Rooster Who Set Out to See the World, F. Watts, 1972, reprinted, Picture Book Studio, 1987.
See a Song, Crowell, 1973.
Have You Seen My Cat?, F. Watts, 1973.
My Very First Library, Crowell, 1974.
All about Arthur (an Absolutely Absurd Ape), F. Watts, 1974.
The Mixed Up Chameleon, Crowell, 1975.
Eric Carle's Storybook, F. Watts, 1976.
Seven Tales by the Brothers Grimm, F. Watts, 1976.
The Grouchy Ladybug, Crowell, 1977.
Watch Out, a Giant!, Philomel, 1978.
Hans Christian Andersen, F. Watts, 1978.
Twelve Tales from Aesop, Philomel, 1980.
The Honeybee and the Robber, Philomel, 1981.
Catch the Ball, Philomel, 1982.
What's for Lunch?, Philomel, 1982.
Let's Paint a Rainbow, Philomel, 1982.
The Very Busy Spider, Philomel, 1984.
All around Us, Picture Book Studio, 1986.
Papa, Please Get the Moon forMe, Picture Book Studio, 1986.
A House for Hermit Crab, Picture Book Studio, 1988.
Eric Carle's Treasury of Classic Stories for Children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm, Orchard Books (New York City), 1988.
I See a Song, Picture Book Studio (Saxonville, MA), 1988.
Eric Carle's Animals, Animals, Philomel (New York City), 1989.
The Very Quiet Cricket, Philomel, 1990.
The Art of Eric Carle: With an Autobiography of the Artist, Picture Book Studio, 1991.
Eric Carle's Dragons: Dragons and Other Creatures That Never Were(compiled by Laura Whipple), Philomel, 1991.
Rooster's off to See the World, Picture Book Studio, 1991.
Draw Me a Star, Philomel, 1992.
Today Is Monday, Philomel, 1993.
My Apron: A Story from My Childhood, Philomel, 1994.
The Very Lonely Firefly, Philomel, 1995.
Little Cloud, Philomel, 1996.
The Art of Eric Carle, Philomel, 1996.
Flora and Tiger: Nineteen Very Short Stories from My Life, Philomel, 1997.
From Head to Toe, HarperCollins, 1997.
ILLUSTRATOR
Bill Martin, The Sun Is a Star, Holt, 1963.
Bill Martin, Gravity at Work and Play, Holt, 1963.
Bill Martin, If You Can Count to Ten, Holt, 1964.
Lila Perl, Red-Flannel Hash and Shoo-Fly Pie, Collins & World, 1965.
Samm S. Baker, Indoor and Outdoor Grow-It-Book, Random House, 1966.
Bill Martin, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Holt, 1967.
Eleanor B. Heady, Tales of the Nimipoo, Collins & World, 1970.
William Knowlton, The Boastful Fisherman, Knopf, 1970.
Aileen Fisher, Feathered Ones and Furry, Crowell, 1971.
George Mendoza, The Scarecrow Clock, Holt, 1971.
Aileen Fisher, Do Bears Have Mothers Too?, Crowell, 1973.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Why Noah Chose the Dove, Farrar, Straus, 1974.
Norma B. Green, The Hole in the Dike, Crowell, 1975.
Norton Juster, Otter Nonsense, Philomel, 1982.
Alice McLerran, The Mountain That Loved a Bird, Picture Book Studio, 1985.
Richard Buckley, The Greedy Python, Picture Book Studio, 1985.
Richard Buckley, The Foolish Tortoise, Picture Book Studio, 1985.
Hans Baumann, Chip Has Many Brothers, Philomel, 1985.
Arnold Sundgaard, The Lamb and the Butterfly, Orchard Books (New York City), 1988.
Bill Martin, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, H. Holt (New York City), 1991.
Bill Martin, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, H. Holt, 1992.
Also illustrator of ten posters for Vanishing Animals, F. Watts, 1972..

Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2000.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains one artifact (The Very Hungry Caterpillar).

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of children's literature and associated artwork. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Subjects:

Carle, Eric. Very hungry catepillar.
Children's literature.

Document Types:

Artifact.

Occupations:

Author.
Illustrator.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Eric Carle Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Billie Levy who purchased it at the Northeast Children's Bookfair.

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Bibliography

About the Author:

BOOKS
Carle, Eric, The Art of Eric Carle, Philomel (New York City), 1996.
Carle, Eric. The Art of Eric Carle: With an Autobiography of the Artist, Picture Book Studio (Saxonville, MA), 1991.
Carle, Eric. Flora and Tiger: Nineteen Very Short Stories from My Life, Philomel, 1997.
Children's Literature in Review, Volume X, Gale, 1986.
Something about the Author Autobiography Series, Volume VI, Gale, 1988.
Twentieth-Century Children's Writers, fourth edition, St. James Press, 1995.
PERIODICALS
Books for Keep, May, 1985.
Book Window, spring, 1979.
Christian Science Monitor, November 11, 1971.
Graphis, Number 86.
Junior Bookshelf, August, 1972, October, 1972.
Language Arts, April, 1977.
Lion and the UnicornVolumes 7 and 8, 1983-84.
New York Times Book Review, February 22, 1981.
Publishers Weekly, January 29, 1982.
Top of the News, June, 1971.8.
Top of the News, June, 1971.8.

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Detailed Description

Series I: Collection, 1991
1:1 The Very Hungry Caterpillar (artifact), 1991