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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 a former Poet Laureate (the greatest honour a British poet can receive), 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
May 22nd, 2006
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AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 1.0 points
- 64 pages