The Iron Man
Written by Ted Hughes
Illustrated by Andrew Davidson
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Now in Hardbck Gift Edition. One of the most dramatic and exciting stories of all time, this classic modern fairy story by the former Poet Laureate takes on the biggest theme of all time: how the world can be saved. Here, it is the strange Iron Man, an enormous creature who arrives unexpectedly and terrorises a community by destroying everything he comes across. But later, when a terrifying monster from out space arrives, the Iron Man fights him to the death and becomes a hero when he saves the planet from total destruction. Told in short chapters it is perfect for reading aloud as well as reading alone. ~ Julia Eccleshare
The Good Book Guide Review. Hughes holds readers wide-eyed with this short, spare tale of a gigantic iron-eating robot that appears from nowhere and frightens all the villagers but young Hogarth, an observant boy who understands the Iron Man's needs. Is the Iron Man a threat, or will he protect the world against a fearful amorphous terror from Outer Space? A thrilling, suspenseful tale told by a poet.
‘One of the greatest of modern fairy tales.’ Observer
‘Hughes has never written more compellingly.’ The Times
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.
A stunning, foiled hardback gift edition of the much-loved classic.
About the Author
More books by Ted Hughes
Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
1st October 2015
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