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The iron man : a story in five nights
The iron man : a story in five nights
Hughes, Ted, 1930-19982018
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This story is a modern fantasy about a massive giant who stalks the earth devouring metal, terrifying farmers and townspeople everywhere. Despite his insatiable hunger, the Iron Giant is quite gentle and good-natured, though the townspeople are too frightened of him to realize it. So they capture him and put him in a scrapyard, where he happily stuffs himself with stoves and bicycles. The people forget about the Iron Giant until a space-bat the size of Australia hovers over the earth, poised to destroy it. Earth needs a hero and only the Iron Giant is big enough and brave enough to do battle with the hideous creature from outer space.
Title:
The iron man : a story in five nights / Ted Hughes ; illustrated by Andrew Davidson.
Edition:
50th anniversary edition.
Published:
London : Faber & Faber, 2018.©1968.
Extent:
xvi, 133 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
First published: London : Faber & Faber, 1968.
ISBN:
9780571348596 ((paperback))0571348599 ((paperback))
Language:
English
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