The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's book written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969. The winner of many awards, it has sold 30 million copies It is highly popular and has been praised for its use of easy-to-read words which makes it good for teaching young children to read. The book contains 225 words and large, colourful illustrations.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

by Carle, Eric

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Raptis Rare Books
Published
1969
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Cleveland: World Publishing, 1969. First edition, first printing of Carle's most recognizable work (with the complete number line 1-5 on the copyright page and A3450 on the rear board) in a first issue dust jacket with two paragraphs on the front flap, photograph of Carle with his two children to the rear flap with blurb mentioning only his first… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Swan's Fine Books
Published
1969
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Near fine
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First Edition
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. Carle, Eric. First printing, oblong quarto, 28 pp., in first issue dust jacket. Eric Carle (b. 1929) is known world-wide for this, his third book, which has been translated into more than 60 languages and has sold more than 50 million copies, garnering… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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1969
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Fine
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1st Edition
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The World Publishing Company, New York and Cleveland, 1969 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Eric Carle on a laid in signature. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the number line beginning with 1, and only World Publishing Company information on the copyright page. Later editions do NOT have the number line that start with 1. The book is… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Published
1969
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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The World Publishing Company, 1969 First Edition, First Printing with the number line beginning with 1. The book is in nice shape with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION lacking the dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Published
1969
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rear. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Faint soiling to cloth, light wear at corners and spine ends. Previous owner name and inscription to front paste down and front… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

by Carle, Eric.

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1969.
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Lacking jacket else a fine and bright copy in custom mylar cover.
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First edition with full number line and code A3450 on lower rear
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The World Publishing Company, 1969. First edition with full number line and code A3450 on lower rear panel. Lacking jacket else a fine and bright copy in custom mylar cover. Color illus. by Eric Carle
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

by Carle, Eric

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1994
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New York: Philomel, 1994. One of only 500 Signed Limited Edition 25th Anniversary edition. Oblong quarto, original silver boards. Signed by Eric Carle with an original drawing on the front panel. In fine condition as is the original cardboard box. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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1969
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Good
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First Edition
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rear. Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth shows soiling, owner name in ink and several small stray marks to front cover, surface scratches, fraying to corners and top edge… Read more
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle, Eric

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1969
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Good+
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First Edition First Printing.
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company. Hardcover. Good+. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rearboard. Good+ lacking the dust jacket. . Good+. Hardcover. First Edition First Printing.. 1969.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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Published
1969
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Good
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first edition
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first edition first printing hardcover (The World Publishing Company, 1969); no dust jacket; prior owner title page corner; text has no prior owner marks but some pages have age tone, light soil; binding shaken but no loose pages; glazed illustrated boards worn at corners and spine ends (little fraying); panels have shelf rub (scratches);dust jacket missing SoWll
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: 25th anniversary edition

by Carle, Eric

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1994-08-31
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Good
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9780399227530
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Philomel, 1994-08-31. Hardcover. Good. Prompt shipment, with tracking.Good copy. 25th Anniversary Edition. Autographed Copy. Signed by author, Eric Carle, with original drawing of caterpillar and inscription on front free endpaper. Tips bumped, fray on head and heal of spine.
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle, Eric

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Stella & Rose's Books
Published
1970
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Very Good
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1st UK edition.
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9780241017982
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Published by Hamish Hamilton, 1970. 1st UK edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Carle, Eric. Very good condition with no wrapper. Oblong format. White glazed pictorial boards. Watch as the caterpillar eats his way through the book! Some slight wear to cover edges. A few light foxspots and some light page browning to contents else clean, without names… Read more
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by CARLE, Eric:

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First UK edition, first printing
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London: Hamish Hamilton. 1970. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Original laminated pictorial boards, without dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the boards clean and bright with some bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example of this children's illustrated classic.… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Published
1983
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Fine
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5th or later Edition
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9780399208539
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Philomel Books, 1983. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This is a revised printing. Signed and with a drawing by Eric Carle on the title page. Book and dust jacket in fine condition. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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Published
1983
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Very Good
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New York: Philomel Books, 1983 Book and mylar covered dust jacket in very good condition. Signed with a drawing of a caterpillar by Eric Carle, included is a original polaroid photo of Eric Carle signing the book. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/2." Inside pages clean and unmarked , A great addition to anyone's library and the drawing… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Published
1970
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Very Good
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Book Club Edition
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Collins World, 1970. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. A very good book club edition inscribed by Carle with a drawing of the caterpillar.
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The very hungry caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Used - Good
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9780141380322
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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9780399611933
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Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by CARLE, Eric

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Rainford and Parris Books - PBFA
Published
1971
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VG++/VG-
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1st UK Edition
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Hamish Hamilton, 1971. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. VG++/VG-. 3rd Printing. 30 x 21.5 landscape laminated pictorial boards with titles to the front and spine. Patterned endpapers, unpaginated with colour illustrations throughout. In original unclipped dust jacket priced at £1.10 net. The boards have been well protected by the dust jacket and are clean and… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar [SIGNED]

by Eric Carle

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Midway Used and Rare Books
Published
1987
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Fine
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Miniature edition 20th printing
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9780399213014
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Philomel Books, 1987. Miniature edition 20th printing. Hardcover. Fine. 32mo. (12cm x 9 1/2 cm) Pictorial covers. This copy SIGNED by Eric Carle and also with a small original drawing of a caterpillar. Laid-in is a small note describing the event the book was signed at.
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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Ergodebooks
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1994-01-01
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Used:Good
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9780399226236
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HAMILTON HAMISH CHIL, 1994-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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2008
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Deluxe edition
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CARLE, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. NY: Calloway Books, [2008]. Oblong folio, [28]pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; full-color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket, housed in publisher's box and wrapped in cellophane. Signed by the author, Eric Carle. Deluxe edition. Being 1 of 250 copies signed by the author. Millions of children… Read more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1987
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hint of wear to jacket.
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Revised Edition; Forty-Ninth Printing
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9780399255564
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NY: Philomel Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hint of wear to jacket.. 1987. Revised Edition; Forty-Ninth Printing. Hardcover. 0399255567 . Signed by Carle on the title page in blue felt-tip marker. Glossy illustrated boards. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall .
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VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

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9780241017982
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

by CARLE, Eric

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Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
Published
1970
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
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9780529007766
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Cleveland:: William Collins + World Publishing Company,. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1970. Hardcover. 0529007762 . Illustrated by the author. An early printing (library binding - NOT ex-library). Near fine in a near fine (a few small spots of light foxing on rear flap) dust jacket. .
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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Published
1969
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Good
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Collins World, 1969. Hardcover. Good. in x in x in. Early 1970s printing. Full-color pictorial cloth, no dust jacket. Spine ends and corners a tad rubbed, cloth is mildly soiled, some faint marginal stains on final spread, else a remarkably clean copy of this classic picture book.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Ergodebooks
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1994-03-01
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Used:Good
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9780590030298
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Scholastic, 1994-03-01. Paperback. Used:Good.
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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1992-01-01
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Used:Good
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9781852691264
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Mantra Lingua/Tsai Fong, 1992-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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1994-03-01
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New
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9780590030298
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Scholastic, 1994-03-01. Paperback. New. Multiple available! Brand new. ISBN|0590030299 The Very Hungry Caterpillar (C.)1900
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

by ERIC CARLE

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9780241003008
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Puffin. Used - Good. Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support Sri Lankan Children's Charity 'The Rainbow Centre'. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality… Read more
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

by ERIC CARLE

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Puffin. Used - Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support Sri Lankan Children's Charity 'The Rainbow Centre'. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in… Read more
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle Eric

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9788181900838
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle Eric

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9788181900838
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Harper Collins India. New. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Carle Eric CHILD,YOUNG ADULT
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle Eric

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9788181900838
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle Eric

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9788181900838
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The very hungry caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Used - Good
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9780399256059
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Published
1979
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Very Good
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New York, NY: Philomel Books, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Octavo Oblong. Very nice copy pf a rare Philomel edition. The dust jacket has a closed tear to the back side. Now in a protective archival sleeve. Price clipped
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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9781852691295
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

by CARLE, Eric

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Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
Published
1981
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
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9780399208539
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NY:: Philomel Books,. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1981. Hardcover. 0399208534 . Illustrated by the author. Twelfth printing thus. Near fine in a near fine, price clipped dust jacket. .
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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9780399208539
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World of Eric Carle. Used - Good. Good condition. Good dust jacket. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Storytime Giants) (Giant Book) (ESOL / ELT)

by Eric Carle

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2002-02-20
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New
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9780582504714
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Longman, 2002-02-20. Paperback. New. 0.5076 cent in x 46.9543 cent in x 32.9949 cent in.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Bengali Edition)

by Eric Carle

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1992-01-01
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9781852691257
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Mantra Lingua/Tsai Fong, 1992-01-01. Paperback. Good.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Storytime Giants)

by Eric Carle

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2002
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New
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9780582504714
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Longman, 2002. Paperback. New. 28 pages. 18.35x12.76x0.16 inches.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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Published
2009
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Acceptable
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9780399250392
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Penguin Publishing Group, 2009. Hardcover. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Row by Row Bookshop
Published
1981
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Very Good
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Reprint Edition Twelfth Printing
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9780399208539
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New York: Philomel Books/Putnam, 1981. Reprint Edition Twelfth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. A Very Good copy in pictorial hard covers of this large oblong children's book, in a Good dust jacket with several short tears, and a small "P" stamped at the inner edge of the front panel (in the margin). The 1981 twelfth printing of the Putnam… Read more
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Tsai Fong Books. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Japanese Edition)

by Carle, Eric

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Published
1997-04-01
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9784033280103
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Kaiseisha/Tsai Fong Books, 1997-04-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Collins World. Collectible - Acceptable. OH: William Collins + World. No date, c.1970. Early printing. LOC #70-82764. Hardcover. 8vo. Oblong. Unpaginated. Color illustrations. Very good with no dust jacket. Slight edgewear and soil to covers. Contents clean and binding sound. A3450 to rear cover. Inquire if you need further information.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar -

by Eric Carle -

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Published
1987
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Good
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Putnam Publishing -, 1987. Hardcover/pub.1987/VG condition - This beautiful picturesque text takes you on a trip, starting with the begining of a caterpillars life until he turns into a beautiful butterfly. [KR419963]. Hard Cover. Good.
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