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

Written & illustrated by Dan Santat
Published by Roaring Brook Press
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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.

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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6.5 / 7.0

After reading this for the first time, I immediately added to my “to buy” list. I’m a sucker for “fractured fairy tales” (which this isn’t quite, but in the same vein) and this is an incredibly clever take on Humpty Dumpty “after the fall,” exposing the emotional trauma following his traumatic accident and how he goes about conquering his fears. No spoilers here, but when I hit the last page I was blown away: so clever and so many warm fuzzies when Humpty realizes his full potential.

Grammy
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5.0 / 7.0

This makes a great read aloud with its vibrant and careful illustrations and text. Santat thoroughly validates the fear that stems from failure and the obstacle that fear can create to further endeavor. His sensitive treatment of the Egg’s efforts to return to the top of the wall reminds us to be patient with ourselves and others who may be afraid to take another crack at something.

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

author & illustrator
Dan Santat

Dan Santat is both author and illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses (Arthur A Levine Books, 2004).which was a Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Selection and won the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Bronze Medal for Book Illustration. In addition, Dan illustrated Rhea Perlman’s Otto Undercover series (Katherine Tegan Books/HarperCollins) and The Secret Life of Walter Kitty, written by Barbara Jean Hicks (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2007). Find out more at www.dantat.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781626726826
Publication Date:
October 3, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016058233
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1626726825
Lexile:
AD550L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
191873
ATOS Book Level:
2.6
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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