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The Iron Man [Hardcover]

Ted Hughes , Laura Carlin
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story my kids love it May 5 2014
By Steven R. McEvoy HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked up this book to read for two reasons. First the movie The Iron Giant is one of my children's favorites and they ask for it often. The second is author Matt Haig posted an article on his top 10 Robots. That got me thinking about this book and I had to track it down. I was amazed by this short novel and have since read it to my son who loved it also. The book is a story in 5 nights. The nights are:

The Coming of the Iron Man
The Return of the Iron Man
What's to be Done with the Iron Man?
The Space-Being and the Iron Man
The Iron Man's Challenge

Now to be honest the book is so different from the move, The Iron Giant, that the book took me quite by surprise. It was a very pleasant surprise. The story does have an Iron Man that no one knows where he came from, or what to do with him, and a little boy name Hogarth. But after that the stories are so different, almost like a children's version of Blade Runner vs Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. But back to the book.

The story begins with the Iron Man's arrival. He just appears strolling across the countryside. The opening chapter is very humorous, with him rolling down a cliff and the parts reassembling themselves. In the second encounter the Iron Man ears, cars, tractors and other machinery so the town's folks plan to trap him. Hogarth plays a role in this and as soon as he does he regrets it. But sometimes what we fear most is what we need most. And when the earth is attached by a space-bat-angel-dragon Hogarth believes that the Iron Man might be able to save us.

As stated earlier this is a great little book. And the best news is there is a companion volume called The Iron Woman to continue the adventure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic. It's a great read for children. Oct. 15 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great kids book Dec 28 2012
By Melissa Z Prince - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Iron Man Nov. 10 2011
By Allan Mann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, kids love it May 5 2014
By Steven R. McEvoy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked up this book to read for two reasons. First the movie The Iron Giant is one of my children's favorites and they ask for it often. The second is author Matt Haig posted an article on his top 10 Robots. That got me thinking about this book and I had to track it down. I was amazed by this short novel and have since read it to my son who loved it also. The book is a story in 5 nights. The nights are:

The Coming of the Iron Man
The Return of the Iron Man
What's to be Done with the Iron Man?
The Space-Being and the Iron Man
The Iron Man's Challenge

Now to be honest the book is so different from the move, The Iron Giant, that the book took me quite by surprise. It was a very pleasant surprise. The story does have an Iron Man that no one knows where he came from, or what to do with him, and a little boy name Hogarth. But after that the stories are so different, almost like a children's version of Blade Runner vs Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. But back to the book.

The story begins with the Iron Man's arrival. He just appears strolling across the countryside. The opening chapter is very humorous, with him rolling down a cliff and the parts reassembling themselves. In the second encounter the Iron Man ears, cars, tractors and other machinery so the town's folks plan to trap him. Hogarth plays a role in this and as soon as he does he regrets it. But sometimes what we fear most is what we need most. And when the earth is attached by a space-bat-angel-dragon Hogarth believes that the Iron Man might be able to save us.

As stated earlier this is a great little book. And the best news is there is a companion volume called The Iron Woman to continue the adventure.
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