The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

A Story in Five Nights

eBook - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York : Yearling, [2002]
ISBN: 9780307557094 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)
030755709X (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK S HUGHES
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Davidson, Andrew 1958-- Illustrator

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LisaMabley
May 16, 2017

I'm afraid I have to go against popular opinion and say I was disappointed in this one. There was a lot more violence and a lot less about friendship and peace and the whole world working together than I expected. Even at the end, I don't consider it a happy ending when one character is a 'slave,' but everyone else lives happily ever after.

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jkeeg
Jul 27, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the movie, and I never knew it was a book until a few weeks ago. The book is very different from the movie, but that's ok. It is definitely a book for children - the language is simple and direct, but I wonder if kids today would enjoy it. The format of the book was really enjoyable too. The pages had cutouts, and they folded out at various points too.

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