The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

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"A strange 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. The hungry giant must be stopped at any cost. Only a young boy named Hogarth is brave enough to befriend the Iron Giant and lead him to a safe home. And only Hogarth knows where to turn when the earth needs a hero--a giant hero--as never before."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780375982453
0375982450
9780375871498
0375871497
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hughes CHILD
Characteristics: 93 p. : ill. ; 28 cm

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I don't think you'll find more evocative and haunting illustrations as created by Laura Carlin for this classic read-aloud by Ted Hughes. Spare and minimal and naive, her line work and the book design itself is perfect for this tale.

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blue_tiger_12618 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

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