The Iron Man (Laura Carlin Illustrations)

Ted Hughes, Ted Hughes / Laura Carlin

Walker, walker books

“A classic is something utterly strange and original, and yet as deeply familiar and necessary as your own hands. The Iron Man is like no other story in the world and, fifty years after its first publication, we need it as much as ever.” — Philip Pullman

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A giant metal man has landed in England, no one knows where he came from, but everyone is scared of him, all except for a young boy named Hogarth.

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. 

This beautiful special edition was created in celebration of The Iron Man’s 50th year, it features wonderful illustrations by Laura Carlin matched brilliantly with this classic and enduring tale with its message of peace and hope.


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