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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IndyPL_CarrieW Oct 23, 2018

A great story to share about starting over and trying again. We are never done doing that. This is an especially good story for children who are afraid of trying something new or something difficult because they might make a mistake or not get something just right on the first try. Sometimes learning hurts, but it's fun anyway!

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navsters
Sep 29, 2018

This was really a preteen children's book. The illustration and writing is a little complex to be a children's book. That being said, the illustration was phenomenal and the message ... well, it's there I guess.

ArapahoeLaurieAnne Apr 30, 2018

What happened after Humpty Dumpty fell? Can he get back up again? Can he overcome his fear of heights and climb again?

coloradobuck Mar 22, 2018

great book to read to a kid who needs to learn how to do something even if they are afraid. I thought it was a great look at learning to get back up after a fall. The ending has a very unexpected twist to it that I did not see coming (or even understand the first time I read it.)

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benmcclanahan
Feb 21, 2018

Basically Humpty overcomes his fear of heights only to be murdered by a bird.

SnoIsleLib_MonicaJ Jan 18, 2018

You might be afraid of heights too if you once had a great fall! This delightful and poignant story of how Humpty learns to face his fears is a winner. Wonderful, detailed illustrations and happy surprise ending.

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Evmce32
Jan 13, 2018

OK,I'm stumped. I just read "After the Fall," a follow up to Humpty Dumpty from the egg's point of view. Book jacket says "...this epilogue to the beloved classic ... will encourage even to most afraid to overcome their fears, learn to get back up--and reach new heights." Sounds great.

Here's a summary of the story: First, the king's men DO put him back together again. Then he's afraid of heights, including his bunk bed. Then he works and works to make a wonderful paper airplane. It lands on top of the wall and he overcomes his fear to climb up and reach it. Then he cracks, feathers appear around the cracks in his shell, and he appears to fly away on his new golden wings.

So...what on earth is the message? Seems to me that if you sprout golden wings and fly away, leaving your shell and your clothing behind, you did not "get back up." Sounds to me as if you died!

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Whimsy1_0
Nov 25, 2017

charming, inspiring and highly recommended for any age group.

ArapahoeStaff2 Nov 22, 2017

yes yes YES! Everything a picture book should be. It has funny moments, simple/easy to follow along text, gorgeous pictures with intricate details, and a beautiful message at the end. Loved this one!

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RaisingReaders2
Nov 21, 2017

This is such a sweet picture book. Wow, who knew the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme could be transformed into such an inspirational story for kids?! Recommended for any kid who's afraid of "getting back up on the wall" (or the horse, or the bike) after a fall. :)

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