Ted Hughes, poet laureate of England, first wrote this compelling tall tale in 1968. Clearly, the need for its message of peace has not diminished in the decades since. Simple, repetitive sentences carry the mesmerizing spirit of traditional fairy tales. And Andrew Davidson's black-and-white illustrations, with their menacing air and timeless appeal, drive the point home in vivid style. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love how the space bat Angel Dragon becomes the iron giants slave.
I distinctly remember reading the book as a part of the March of Dimes' Reading Olympics contest one year...where it brought me to tears.
It's very much in children's book format, with small, chunk-sized stories, that would be very fun to read out loud.
This was the book that turned me into a life long reader. I distinctly remember reading the book as a part of the March of Dimes' Reading Olympics contest one year... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher
Unfortunately for the book, the rule is "The book is always better.". This is one of those rare times where it isn't. The movie is one of my favorite movies. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Drew
This is such a wonderful story and well-written book. It is also very easy for children in grades 1-3 to get through. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lucille Renwick
Movie is in great condition and my son loves it. We've already watched it like ten times and now he wants a robot for Christmas.Published 9 months ago by Karina
I got interested in reading this story from Pete Townshend's autobiography. I really enjoyed the movie so was excited to read the book. Fun!Published 12 months ago by Terry P
These days I suspect that "The Iron Giant" calls to mind memories of Brad Bird's excellent animated film, exploring the friendship between a young boy and a mysterious giant robot... Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. M. Fisher
The iron giant ate farming equipments and scared villagers. Only young Hogarth could outwit this giant and convince the giant to save the Australians from a... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Yvette Sheron Mingo