The Iron Giant (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Jun 24, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
5 Reviews
A mysterious creature stalks the land, eating barbed wire and devouring tractors and plows. The farmers are mystified - and afraid.

And then they glimpse him in the night: the Iron Giant, taller than a house, with glowing headlight eyes and an insatiable taste for metal. Where has he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. What they do know is that the Iron Giant must be stopped.

But the real threat hovers above, darkening the sky with its scaly wings: a space-bat as big as Australia, hungry for every living thing it sees. And suddenly, the world needs a hero - a giant hero - like never before...

First published in 1968, Ted Hughes's classic tale is a powerful tribute to peace on earth - and in all the universe.


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User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

Who knew that Sylvia-Plath-killing (not really) Ted Hughes wrote children's books? Bizarre book that bears little resemblance to the movie. The book seems like an allegory for the Cold War where the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Becky Johnston - Goodreads

While we read this years ago, we are revisiting this classic courtesy of a gorgeous new edition that a friend pulled aside for Z, knowing that he'd appreciate the design. About halfway in, I have to ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Ted Hughes, late poet laureate of England, was born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, in 1930. After attending Cambridge University, he went on to become a well-known poet, novelist, and essayist with dozens of books to his credit. His last work, Birthday Letters, a poetry collection chronicling his relationship with American poet Sylvia Plath, was published shortly before his death in 1998 at the age of 68.


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