After the Fall

Author(s): Dan Santat

Picture Books

An inspiring epilogue to the beloved nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty', from the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE and ARE WE THERE YET?

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened afterwards?

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid birdwatcher whose favourite 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?

This masterful picture book will remind readers of all ages that life begins when you get back up.

Product Information

'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

'Santat applies his considerable talent for intertwining visual and textual, whimsy and gravity to his consideration of trauma and the oft-overlooked importance of self-determined recovery ... A validating and breathtaking next chapter of a Mother Goose favorite.' - Kirkus

New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat, a Society of Illustrators' The Original Art Silver Medal winner and the 2015 Caldecott Medal recipient, is the author/illustrator of ARE WE THERE YET?, THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND, SIDEKICKS and the illustrator of CRANKENSTEIN by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. For more, visit

General Fields

  • : 9780734418319
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Lothian Children's Books
  • : September 2017
  • : Australia
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dan Santat
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.6
  • : 40