What Really Happened to Humpty?: (From the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective)

What Really Happened to Humpty?: (From the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective)

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Overview

A Mother Goose mystery that will have readers wondering ‘Who done it?”. In this fast-paced, nursery-rhyme caper, hardboiled detective, Joe Dumpty does his darnedest to crack the case. It all started when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Then, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Or—as his brother Detective Joe Dumpty thinks—was he pushed?  Suspects are aplenty (as are the puns) in this scrambled noir. Detective Dumpty works his way through the list of suspects, that hail from the pages of Mother Goose, in order to get to the bottom of what really happened to his brother.

This fractured fairy-tale mystery is full of whimsy and wordplay that will delight readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580893916
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries Series , #1
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 163,330
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Jeanie Franz Ransom is the author of several books, including WHAT PARENTS DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT HOME and GRANDMA U. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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What Really Happened to Humpty?: (From the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kdemott on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun,smart, good for storytime. I actually wondered "whodunnit?"
kivarson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Joe Humpty, the younger brother of Humpty Dumpty, sets out to discover just who is responsible for Humpty's great fall. This story brings in the whole cast of characters from fairytale land, from Miss Muffet to the Three Little Pigs. The fact that the font looks like it was done on a typewriter is a nice touch.This is better for a young reader to tackle independently, rather than being a good read-aloud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CunniffKidsNews More than 1 year ago
What really happened to Humpty? That's what Joe Dumpty (Humpty's older brother) is determined to find out. Everyone knows "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall." But Detective Joe Dumpty doesn't think so. "Humpty's been sitting on the Wall for years without a wobble. Then the first week he's Neighborhood Watch Captain, he suddenly falls down?" Now with a 5 o'clock deadline, Joe is searching Mother Gooseland looking for clues. But can Joe make the pieces fit before time is up? I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery, humor, and funny illustrations. Good job, Jeanie!