The Iron Man

Author:   Ted Hughes ,  Laura Carlin
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781406378412


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 February 2018
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Celebrating 50 years of The Iron Man. 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 Hogarth 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. Ted Hughes' classic tale, with its message of peace and hope, is known and loved all over the UK and is an exciting collaboration between Walker Books and Faber and Faber. This beautiful paperback is a landmark 50th anniversary edition.

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Author:   Ted Hughes ,  Laura Carlin
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
Imprint:   Walker Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.40cm , Height: 1.20cm , Length: 18.00cm
Weight:   0.215kg
ISBN:  

9781406378412


ISBN 10:   1406378410
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 February 2018
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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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. [...] Told in short chapters it is perfect for reading aloud as well as reading alone. * Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids, Pick of the Month *


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Ted Hughes was born in Yorkshire in 1930. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published by Faber and Faber in 1957, and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for both children and adults, including How the Whale Became, Under the North Star, Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters. He was Poet Laureate from 1984 and was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998, the year in which he died. Laura Carlin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the winner of several awards, including the Quentin Blake Award, the 2004 National Magazine Award and the V&A Book Illustration Award. Her work has featured in Vogue, the Guardian and The New York Times and her other books include The Silver Donkey by Sonya Hartnett and Michael Morpurgo's The Kites are Flying! Laura was awarded an honourable mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Award fiction category for The Iron Man. She lives in London.

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