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The Iron Man [Hardcover]

Ted Hughes , Laura Carlin
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Nov. 1 2010
Part modern fairy tale, part science fiction myth, The Iron Man describes the unexpected arrival in England of a mysterious giant "metal man" who wreaks havoc on the countryside by attacking the neighbouring farms and eating all their machinery. A young boy called Hogarth befriends him and he and the extraordinary being end up defending and saving the earth when it is attacked by a fearsome "space-bat-angel-dragon" from outer space. This children's classic, with its message of peace and hope, is known and loved all over the UK and is here presented as part of an exciting new collaboration between Walker Books and Faber and Faber.

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"'One of the greatest of modern fairytales.' Observer 'Hughes has never written more compellingly.' The Times" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Starts superbly with a clanking iron giant toppling from a cliff and lying smashed on the rocks below. Then his various parts get up and search for each other. Hughes has never written more compellingly." --The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic. It's a great read for children. Oct. 15 2013
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This is a great book that I remember being read to me as a child. It's not technical or overly detailed, but the imagery resonated with me as a child. The visuals it describes are just fabulous and the story is not overly long or complicated. I read it again as an adult and still enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Man Ted Hughes March 4 2013
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This is an invaluable book for children who have difficulty reading or are reluctant readers. The print and length make it great for boys aged 10 or so who have difficulty reading and the story is riveting. The book fills a desperate need for reading materials for such children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood favourite July 22 2003
Format:Paperback
This was my favourite book as a kid, and the book I learned to read from. My mother read it to me over & over until I knew it off by heart. Now, I'm buying it for my son.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood favourite July 22 2003
By dfunkier - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This was my favourite book as a kid, and the book I learned to read from. My mother read it to me over & over until I knew it off by heart. Now, I'm buying it for my son.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a little short, but really good Dec 11 2005
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This was a very satisfying read, with the Iron Man and all, but it was a little bit short. This is supposed to be a children's book, but actually, the end expresses Ted Hughes' views on world peace. Very good for a children's story. I think that the part where they trap the IM is a little sad; after all, he does try to escape, and again, the adults laugh with glee, leaving the kid Hogarth to feel guilty.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Iron Man Nov. 10 2011
By Allan Mann - Published on Amazon.com
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Not a new title, but one only recently discovered while visiting the Victoria & Albert Museum in London where it was on display in 20th Century Design.
Illustrated in this edition by Laura Carlin's award winning images that bring this salutary tale for all ages to life.
A must read for everyone with a child inside or a grandchild or wee one in real life!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great kids book Dec 28 2012
By Melissa Z Prince - Published on Amazon.com
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i feel like a lot of kids writers these days are kids writers because they're not good enough writers to write for adults. a lot of the art of writing is just plain absent from most children's books. ted hughes' writing is artful - he is a true craftsman with words. this story gets a little crazy, but it is so well written and so much fun to read. my 7 year old read it about 5 times in a row when we got it and made me read it, too. just fyi - the movie "the iron giant" is very, very loosely based on this book. this story is nothing like that movie.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A childhood classic revived. March 8 2007
By J. McKenzie - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought the Iron Giant video, paperback, and this original version so my college age son could enjoy them again and keep them for his future family.
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