After the Fall

After the Fall

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After the fall, Humpty Dumpty is a broken egg. Life is tough: he's so afraid of heights, he can't even bear to climb onto his bed, or reach his favourite cereal on the top shelf at the supermarket. But one day, fuelled by his passion for bird-watching, he decides to conquer his fears and something amazing happens...
'A tender, wryly funny look at trauma and recovery' GUARDIAN
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 5mm | 210g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1783446358
  • 9781783446353
  • 2,167

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"Original, humorous and ecstatic"
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Review quote

"The images, influenced by pop art and Disney, are witty and reward close attention. Detailed pictures of interiors, roofscapes, and street scenes, cleverly lit, show how Humpty can't sleep in his high bunk, how the boring cereals are on the low shelves, and how he walks along the shadow of a wall when he dare not climb the real thing." * Sunday Times * "A tender, wryly funny look at trauma and recovery" -- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian * "Original, humorous and ecstatic" * Times Literary Supplement * "More than a nursery rhyme remix, Santat's story speaks boldly to the grip of fear and trauma, and to the exhilaration of mastering it." * Publishers Weekly, starred review * "A validating and breathtaking next chapter of a Mother Goose favourite." * Kirkus, starred review *
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About Dan Santat

Dan Santat is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator. His picture book, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, won the 2015 Caldecott Medal for distinguished illustration. He also wrote The Guild of Geniuses and created the Disney Channel animated series The Replacements. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children and various pets.
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2,608 ratings
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 64% (1,660)
4 26% (689)
3 8% (203)
2 2% (41)
1 1% (15)
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