After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

by Dan Santat


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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.

2018 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Winner
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017
A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017
A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017
An NPR Best Book of 2017

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626726826
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 10,158
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal–winning and New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the road trip/time travel adventure Are We There Yet? His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.

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After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) (B&N Exclusive Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet story about overcoming fears, getting back up, and learning about who you are. The ending was a beautiful surprise and I loved so much that even as an adult, I was surprised. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love twisted fairy tales and nursery rhymes, this one doesn't disappoint! This takes children's imaginations to what if... what next... and really surprises!
ReaderWriterEducator More than 1 year ago
It’s clever and fun, strong and simple, meaningful and inspiring. It’s a book for anyone at any age. Santat has taken that flat character and brought him to life, broken as he is, and created someone to whom we can all relate. I’m itching to tell you about the great ending, but – no spoiler. Suffice it to say, you’ll be cheering for ole Humpty and uplifted by his magnificent story! Absolutely primo!