All is not right in the land of Mother Goose. People and things keep falling down and it is not merely coincidental. There is trouble afoot. It is up to King Jack and his sister Princess Jill to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Dan Bar-el is an award-winning children’s author, educator, and storyteller whose books include Audrey (Cow), Not Your Typical Dragon, and The Very, Very Far North. Dan has worked with children ages three to thirteen as a school-age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama teacher, and a creative writing teacher. He also teaches with the Creative Writing for Children Society. Dan lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with artist and goldsmith Dominique Bréchault, and Sasha, the most adorable cat in the known universe. Visit him at DanBarel.com.
"I don’t understand it,” Humpty Dumpty cried. “I was just sitting here on top of the wall as I usually do in the mornings, knitting egg cozies. The sun was shining. The birds were chirping and looking at me with their usual, curious expression. There wasn’t any wind. The earth didn’t shake. One second I’m up there and the next I’m down here. I don’t understand how this happened. I’ve never fallen before.” “He was probably just following your example, Jack,” said Jill with a smirk. King Jack decided to ignore his sister. “This is quite a coincidence. I, myself, have also just fallen down for no apparent reason,” said Jack.