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The Iron Man (|Reprint) [BOOK] [Paperback]
The Iron Man (|Reprint) [BOOK] [Paperback]
  • The Iron Man (|Reprint) [BOOK] [Paperback]

The Iron Man (|Reprint) [BOOK] [Paperback]

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BOOK
Genre:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Media Format:
Paperback
Price: £9.19
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A beautiful 50th Anniversary edition of The Iron Man, the bestselling classic by Ted Hughes, with the stunning original wood engravings from Andrew Davidson and an introduction by Michael Morpurgo.

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.

'Gripping . . a classic.' Phillip Pullman
'A visionary tale.' Michael Morpurgo
'One of the greatest of modern fairy tales.' Observer

Author Bio:

Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters. He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
A clanking iron giant topples from a cliff and lies smashed on the rocks below. Then his various parts begin to stir and reach out for one another. The Iron Man is ready to walk again, and he is very hungry.

Review:

The Iron Man stands at the clifftop of enigmatic yet dramatic children's reading.
The Book Bag

A distinctive new paperback.
The Daily Telegraph

A visionary tale, telling and troubling, poetic and powerful.
Michael Morpurgo

'A clever, inventive fantasy of timely appeal to children.'
Booklist

'Written with such great gusto, with such vivid precision, that children will sit spellbound in their ringside seats.'
Publishers Weekly

'A thrilling and unforgettable tale, magnificently told.'
Trade News

'A great book to start up a family reading tradition. Irresistible.'
Boston Phoenix

'A tall-tale hero in a parable for today. The author's intensely felt theme and his invention of dramatic details make this brief piece of fiction high-spirited and entertaining.'
The Horn Book

'Riveting.'
The Tablet

'Brilliant.'
The Listener

Hughes combines the same freshness, metaphorical sweep and surprising precision of language that exists in his adult poetry. Tremendous.'
Julia Copus

THE IRON MAN is a perfect example of the power a simple vocabulary can achieve in the right hands: it is instant, physical, blistering and strange. That's the reason children still read it, year after year.'
Ross Montgomery
Author
Ted Hughes
Format
BOOK
Country
United Kingdom
Series
Faber classics
Genre
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Publication Date
07 Jun 2018
ISBN
0571348599
Dewey Code
823.914 (edition:23)
Languange
English
Subtitle
a story in five nights
Edition
|Reprint
Pre-order
No
Media Format
Paperback
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