Literature

Literature

The Iron Man (Illustrated by Laura Carlin)

By Ted Hughes
Illustrated by Laura Carlin
Published by Walker/Faber & Faber

Paperback

Price £12.99
9781406329575
Publisher Walker

Paperback

Price £7.99
9781406378412
Publisher Walker/Faber & Faber

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.

Also: The Iron Woman Faber £6.99 9780571348589