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When a towering giant made of iron appears out of nowhere, young Hogarth sees him not as a monster, but a friend. The townspeople are terrified of the giant and devise a plan to bring him down. But Hogarth believes in his friend, and rescues him when no one else will. Together, they teach the people of the village and beyond to conquer their fears, for beneath the giant's rough armor there beats a mighty heart.

The late Ted Hughes, former poet laureate of England, wrote this modern fairy tale in 1968 (which went on to inspire the popular 1999 Warner Brothers animated feature). This illustrated edition, featuring the complete text, special effects such as foldouts and die-cuts, and striking full-color artwork on every page, offers the perfect family read-aloud.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375982453
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Author:
HUGHES, TED
Author:
Carlin, Laura
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
fiction;children s;science fiction;fantasy;robots;children;children s literature;children s fiction;poetry;adventure;aliens;kids;children s book;novel;classics;friendship
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20110913
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10.94 x 8.3 x 0.66 in 1.485 lb
Age Level:
from 6 up to 9

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Product details 112 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375982453 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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