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THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE Coming in October

Eric Carle

Author Eric Carle is set to publish his first new picture book in more than four years. According to Publisher’s Weekly [2], the bestselling picture book author’s latest work will arrive in October.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse is set to be published both by Penguin’s Philomel imprint in the US, and by Puffin in the UK simultaneously and Philomel has set a 300,000-copy first printing.

Reportedly inspired by expressionist painter Franz Marc, the book tells of an artist who “paints the world as he sees it.”

Said Carle in a statement:

“When I was in high school, in WWII Germany, I was secretly shown works by the banned Expressionist painters by my teacher Herr Krauss. This was an experience that changed my life and had a deep impact on me.”

Carle has previously written and/or illustrated more than 70 books and sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

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