1. ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ creator Eric Carle sells Northampton company; brand now encompasses books, theater, food and more

    ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ creator Eric Carle sells Northampton company; brand now encompasses books, theater, food and more

    Eric Carle, author of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “The Very Busy Spider” as well as founder of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, has sold his company and his brand to his longtime publisher, Penguin Young Readers.

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    1. My son, Rolf, and I have decided to transition the management of my books to the most logical and appropriate place: Penguin Random House.
    2. We have always operated with a very small staff, although probably thousands of people work on Eric's property around the world.
    3. We started a merchandising arm back in 2004 that has grown to be a very successful business as well.
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