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The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
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Mar 07, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: art-books, picture-book
Read in March, 2011

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The Iron Man is the book that inspired Brad Bird's animated film The Iron Giant.

This is a children book by Ted Hughes. The story is about how a little boy Hogarth comes to befriend the Iron Man, who eventually battles the Space Bat Angel Dragon to save the world. It's beautifully written with a visual narrative to hold the attention of any kid.

In this 2010 edition published by Walker, there are also some nice illustrations from Laura Carlin.

It's a charming book.

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