The Iron Man

A modern fairy tale sizzling with genius. Mighty heroes, terrible villains, incredible black-and-white art. Imagine a superhero story written by one of the greatest poets ever. Now you needn’t just imagine: this is it. At first, the Iron Man wreaks dreadful destruction. He cannot be kept down. But then the terrible Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon attacks Earth from outer space. Only the Iron Man can save us… Written by former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, this is utterly dramatic storytelling that burns with fierce power.

  • A masterful children’s classic by poet Ted Hughes
  • Epic story of war and peace with a cool robot hero
  • Beautifully written with dramatic black line artwork
  • “One of the greatest of modern fairy tales” – Observer

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    This book is not for me. I would not reccomend to people who like comics and adventure

    8 June 2020

  • liked it

    Imaginative I liked it very much.

    31 March 2018

  • Best book ever!!!!!!!

    8 May 2017

  • rubbish

    Not my type of book if you are into diaries , adventure , reality or magic typed books I wouldn’t recommend it to you. I would understand if people would like this but it’s not for me

    23 April 2017

  • loved it

    i love it i was crying when he fell of i read the whole book

    24 May 2016

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  • Awards

    Ted Hughes won many prizes for poetry, was awarded an OBE and became the Poet Laureate in 1984.

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