Author and illustrator of the very hungry caterpillar

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author and illustrator of the very hungry caterpillar

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

i am a dog obsessive. im nuts. dogs are my moby dick. theyre my opera-house in the jungle. if i had a genie in a bottle, id wish away all human life (including my own) so dogs could take over the world. wait. thatd be wish number two. number one would be that i had an olympic sized swimming pool filled with dogs and i could do a few laps. then id erase humanity. seriously. my dog is the coolest guy ive ever met, my best friend, and love of my life. if it sounds weird: piss off. i dont wanna know you.

so, i kinda cant not like this book. and its weird that ive never read it. well, today i did. picked up this new puffin edition and polished it off in one sitting.

good goddamn is this a great book. as an adventure story its just incredible and then all that regression shit? wow. Buck, the main dog, goes back through his bloodline, down his ancestry... where he watches a primitive man, all hunched over and furry, peer out the mouth of a cave into the cold blackness of the UNKNOWN. theres some seriously badass jungian shit going on here. spooky and ineffable and just fucking gorgeous. masterpiece, baby, masterpiece.

and check this passage in which Buck and the other dogs chase a rabbit through a snowy, moonlit forest:

All that stirring of old instincts which at stated periods drives men out from the sounding cities to forest and plains to kill things by chemically propelled leaden pellets, the blood lust, the joy to kill - all this was Bucks, only it was infinitely more intimate. He was ranging at the head of the pack, running the wild thing down, the living meat, to kill with his own teeth and wash his muzzle to the eyes in warm blood.

There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive. This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame; it comes to the soldier, war-mad on a stricken field and refusing quarter; and it came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf-cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight. He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time. he was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars and over the face of dead matter that did not move.


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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated, and written by Author, Eric Carle. Illustrator, Eric Carle. Cover artist, Derrick. Country, United . Retrieved ^ "Hungry Caterpillar author on zoo maths".
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Eric Carle, creator of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' turns 90

Eric Carle born June 25, is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. He is most noted for The Very Hungry Caterpillar , a picture book that has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies, equivalent to 1. He has illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote, and more than million copies of his books have been sold around the world. Carle was also a U. When he was six years old, his mother, homesick for Germany, led the family back to Stuttgart.

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We use cookies to improve our service for you. You can find more information in our data protection declaration. One of the world's best loved children's books tells of a ravenous caterpillar that eats his way through cheese, chocolate cake and more! A German museum honors the now year-old Carle's colorful original collage work. Having sold more than 50 million copies, Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a mainstay in children's libraries.

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E ric Carle, the rock star of children's literature, has cobalt-blue eyes, gently accented English, and braces holding up his trousers, which together make him seem like a character from fable; part Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas, part Pinocchio's father, Geppetto. His most famous book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has sold 30 million copies, bringing his total to roughly 88 million, a fact that, in his 80th year, still amazes him. Forty years after it was first published, The Very Hungry Caterpillar remains a bestseller, and although it's a quarter of a century since my dad last read it to me, when I tell him I am going to Florida to see Carle, he recites the first lines as automatically as liturgy. Carle lives with his wife, Bobbie, in Key Largo, Florida, in a beautifully designed house they moved to three years ago from Massachusetts. They chose the area for the weather and the property for the romance of a little path that runs from the swimming pool through a tangle of mangroves to the water's edge, from whence the only sign of human life is the tip of a neighbour's jetty. This being a very nice part of the world, the neighbour is Gene Hackman.


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  2. Febes L. says:

    The world's most famous caterpillar

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  4. John K. says:

    Eric Carle

  5. Suffgondsedeft1998 says:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle's world-famous simple, hopeful story has become the most read children's book in Britain.

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