After the Fall

After the Fall

How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again : A Story

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From the New York Times -bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after ?

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall--that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up .

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781626726826
Branch Call Number: E SAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm

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“Fortunately, all the king’s men managed to put me back together. / Well most of me. / There were some parts that couldn’t be healed with bandages and glue.” Poor Humpty Dumpty’s “Great Fall” is what he is known for. The Fall was an accident that changed Humpty’s life forever, and he struggles wi... Read More »

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nmaryann Oct 16, 2017

Humpty Dumpty loves bird watching from the top of the wall, but after his fall the anxiety of heights takes over his thoughts and Humpty isn't able to enjoy life the way he used to. Poor Humpty wont even climb the grocery store ladder for the delicious top-shelf sugar cereals--Rainbow Bites and S... Read More »


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CatherineG_1 Oct 27, 2017

This would be a wonderful book for children who are afraid of things. Sandat retells the story of Humpty Dumpty but after the fall.
Humpty recovers but is afraid to climb the wall again for fear of falling.
In the end, he manages to not only climb the wall but soar to new heights.

Great chance for children to learn about success after failure or overcoming fears.

nmaryann Oct 16, 2017

Humpty Dumpty loves bird watching from the top of the wall, but after his fall the anxiety of heights takes over his thoughts and Humpty isn't able to enjoy life the way he used to. Poor Humpty wont even climb the grocery store ladder for the delicious top-shelf sugar cereals--Rainbow Bites and Sugar Frosted Sugar--he settles for "Bo-Rings."

A story about fear, courage, and transformation.

A sure Caldecott contender!

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