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Ever since he began innovating the look and function of children's stories in the late 1960s, Eric Carle has remained an author whose stories reliably hit the bestseller lists and remain on kids' bookshelves through generations. While his best-known work is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has sold millions of copies the world over, he is also the creator of such classics as The Very Busy Spider, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Quiet Cricket. Mr. Carle lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Praise for Friends "This story of love and determination is illustrated with Carle's extraordinary signature artwork. For anyone who would cross rivers and scale mountains for a beloved friend, this warmhearted story will create an emotional response. Young readers will learn the value of friendship and its many challenges." --School Library Journal "Often dynamic and quite beautiful, these colorful illustrations of the river, the meadow, and so on are abstract in style and show up well from a distance. A picture-book tribute to the strength of childhood friendships." --Booklist "The images are beautiful and evocative." --Publishers Weekly