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Created: 14th August, 2015

The Iron Man

Author: Ted Hughes
Illustrator: Laura Carlin
Publisher: Walker

The first chapter of this modern classic novella seizes the imagination of readers (or listeners) as the gigantic Iron Man crashes over the cliff, is dismembered, then re-assembles himself, is hungry, starts eating tractors and other bits of farm machinery and terrorises the neighbourhood. Except for young Hogarth - who first traps the Iron Man, then becomes his friend. The book ends with a battle of strength between the Iron Man and the unimaginably colossal space-bat-angel-dragon. Peace is the outcome - and the music of the spheres. A modern fable of extraordinary power.

Other editions include those illustrated by Andrew Davidson (9780571226122), Faber £6.99; and Chris Mould (9780571348879), Faber £9.99.

Sequel: The Iron Woman (9780571348589), Faber £6.99

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