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The Iron Man

Written by Ted Hughes

Illustrated by Chris Mould

Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

LoveReading View on The Iron Man

A stunning new illustrated edition of a classic tale

Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2020

Ted Hughes’s strange, compelling, fairy-tale adventure feels more relevant today than it ever has. This new edition is illustrated by Chris Mould and his Iron Man is spectacular – huge, awe-inspiring, but also vulnerable and expressive. Mould captures all the humour of Hughes’s story as well as the mystery, and he is equal to the big themes the story presents, creating unforgettable images for this unforgettable fable. This is a book that will appeal to readers of all ages, and every child should know this story.

Andrea Reece

The Iron Man Synopsis

Stunning illustrations by Chris Mould make this one of the most exciting editions of The Iron Man to be published.

The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. 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. 

The Iron Man Press Reviews

'Stunning.' WRD Magazine

'Whether you're already a fan of this classic children's story or a new reader, this wonderful new version is a real treat.' BookTrust

'Gripping . . a classic.' Phillip Pullman

'A visionary tale.' Michael Morpurgo

'One of the greatest of modern fairy tales.' Observer

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780571348879
Publication date: 3rd November 2020
Author: Ted Hughes
Illustrator: Chris Mould
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical

About Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes is widely considered one of the greatest poets of his generation and indeed one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was born in Yorkshire in 1930, and was Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998. In 1974 Hughes was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. In 1977 he was awarded an OBE for services to Literature, and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1998. His most widely read classic children’s story The Iron Man, has been adapted for both stage and screen, and is regarded as one of the greatest children’s ...

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