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What Really Happened to Humpty?

Written by Jeanie Franz Ransom & illustrated by Stephen Axelsen
Published by Charlesbridge
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Detective Joe Dumpty rushes to investigate the mysterious circumstances under which his older brother, Humpty, fell from a wall on his first day as captain of the new Neighborhood Watch program.

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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!
4.25 / 7.0

Meet Humpty’s brother… the detective trying to figure out what caused Humpty’s fall! All of the nursery rhyme references are clever and play nicely into the detective story, but this book is definitely better for children with a little longer attention span and the ending felt a little lack luster to me.

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Who Wrote What Really Happened to Humpty?

Jeanie Franz Ransom

Jeanie Franz Ransom has written several books for children, including What Parents Do When You’re Not Home (Peachtree), Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales (Magination Press), and Grandma U (Peachtree). When Jeanie isn’t writing, visiting schools, or speaking at conferences, she’s working with kids at her part-time counseling job, or making lattes at the local Starbucks. Jeanie lives with her family near St. Louis, Missouri.

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Who Illustrated What Really Happened to Humpty?

Stephen Axelsen

Stephen Axelsen has illustrated numerous children’s books in his native Australia, including The Piccolo and Annabelle (Oxford University Press) series, which he also wrote. He lives on the east coast of Australia.

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January 1, 2009
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