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The Iron Man

By Ted Hughes
Illustrated by Laura Carlin

A stunning new version of a much-loved children's classic.

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 he 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 children's classic, with its message of peace and hope, is known and loved all over the UK and is here presented as part of an exciting new collaboration between Walker Books and Faber and Faber.

  • "Reckoned one of the greatest of modern fairy tales." - Observer
  • "Hughes has never written more compellingly." - The Times

About the author

Ted Hughes was born in Yorkshire in 1930. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published by Faber and Faber in 1957, and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for both children and adults, including How The Whale Became, Under the North Star, Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters. He was Poet Laureate from 1984 and was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998, the year in which he died.

About the illustrator

Laura Carlin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the winner of several awards including the Shelia Robinson Drawing Prize, the Quentin Blake Award and the 2004 National Magazine Award. Laura's work has featured in publications such as Vogue, the Guardian, and the Independent and her other books include The Silver Donkey by Sonya Hartnett and Michael Morpurgo's The Kites are Flying!

ISBN: 9781406324679
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2010
Dimensions: 200 x 270mm, 104pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $41.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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