The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights



When A Towering Giant Made Of Iron Appears Out Of Nowhere, Young Hogarth Sees Him Not As A Monster, But A Friend The Townspeople Are Terrified Of The Giant And Devise A Plan To Bring Him Down But Hogarth Believes In His Friend, And Rescues Him When No One Else Will Together, They Teach The People Of The Village And Beyond To Conquer Their Fears, For Beneath The Giant S Rough Armor There Beats A Mighty Heart The Late Ted Hughes, Former Poet Laureate Of England, Wrote This Modern Fairy Tale In Which Went On To Inspire The Popular Warner Brothers Animated Feature This Illustrated Edition, Featuring The Complete Text, Special Effects Such As Foldouts And Die Cuts, And Striking Full Color Artwork On Every Page, Offers The Perfect Family Read AloudThe Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights

Edward James Hughes was an English poet and children s writer, known as Ted Hughes His most characteristic verse is without sentimentality, emphasizing the cunning and savagery of animal life in harsh, sometimes disjunctive lines.The dialect of Hughes s native West Riding area of Yorkshire set the tone of his verse At Pembroke College, Cambridge, he found folklore and anthropology of particular interest, a concern that was reflected in a number of his poems In 1956 he married the American poet Sylvia Plath The couple made a visit to the United States in 1957, the year that his first volume of verse, The Hawk in the Rain , was published Other works soon followed Hughes stopped writing poetry almost completely for almost three years following Plath s suicide in 1963 the couple had separated earlier , but thereafter he published prolifically, often in collaboration with photographers and illustrators, as in Under the North Star 1981 He wrote many volumes for children, including Remains of Elmet1979 , in which he recalled the world of his childhood From 1965 he was co editor of the magazine Modern Poetry in Translation in London Some of Hughes s essays on subjects of literary and cultural criticism were published as Winter Pollen1994 After decades of silence on the subject of his marriage to Plath, Hughes addressed it in the poems of Birthday Letters1998 In 1984 he was appointed Britain s poet laureate.Ted Hughes was the father of Frieda Hughes and the brother of Gerald Hughes.

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  • Hardcover
  • 56 pages
  • The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights
  • Ted Hughes
  • English
  • 25 May 2018
  • 0060226587

10 thoughts on “The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights

  1. says:

    You know what it s like You ve left your wife, she s killed herself, so you write a story to cheer up the kids We ve all been there.

  2. says:

    When you write a review of a kid s book, there really should be a way to give it two different star ratings One for you, and one for the kids you ve read it to For me, this book might be a three star book Four if I was feeling generous I find it wordy and ponderous Overwrought The plot is pretty clunky and meh I don t hate the book or anything, it s just doesn t do much for me But my boy loves it He wants me to read it to him over and over again And again I think this might be slightl When you write a review of a kid s book, there really should be a way to give it two different star ratings One for you, and one for the kids you ve read it to For me, this book might be a three star book Four if I was feeling generous I find it wordy and ponderous Overwrought The plot is pretty clunky and meh I don t hate the book or anything, it s just doesn t do much for me But my boy loves it He wants me to read it to him over and over again And again I think this might be slightly because my boy loves the movie The Iron Giant a lot But that can t be too much of the reason, as the book has only a glancing similarity to the movie The movie is A excellent, by the way One of my favorite movies ever

  3. says:

    My kid picked this out in a bookstore because of the beautiful artwork The illustrations in this edition are gorgeous.The story is a bit meandering, and there s some equally dated language But the existential threats presented are great and scary, and the Iron Man is an awesome character My kid wanted to read it again right after we finished it.

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    Probably best known for the 1999 animated movie The Iron Giant, this enjoyable children s book is a quick fun read.Fans of Brad Bird s movie might be slightly disappointed that the original story is so different, but the basics are still very much in place.I personally think shorter stories make for better adaptations as there s plenty of scope to expand a great story.Offered the choice I would likely re watch the film again, but I could see this being a firm favourite amongst children.

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    Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest I chose to read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes as part of my Potions prompt for my OWLs Readathon in April I am very glad I picked it up, because it was such a pleasant short read This is a Children s book about a little boy an an iron man The Iron Man starts eating all the metal in the town, and the concerned town members capture him But when a bigger danger comes around, the might need the help of the Iron Man after all The book was Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest I chose to read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes as part of my Potions prompt for my OWLs Readathon in April I am very glad I picked it up, because it was such a pleasant short read This is a Children s book about a little boy an an iron man The Iron Man starts eating all the metal in the town, and the concerned town members capture him But when a bigger danger comes around, the might need the help of the Iron Man after all The book was beautifully written and it had many illustrations that supported the story Illustrations are always something I truly admire These may have been a bit too grim for me though The writing is very smooth and easy to digest I believe that it is able to spark a child s imagination and curiosity The book is entangled in bravery, friendships and adventure, and I am certain that it will be a child s dear friend forever, should they read it once I recommend watching the 1999 animated movie The Iron Giant after reading the book, for better enjoyment Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest

  6. says:

    Sit up , he roared Sit up and take notice, you great space lizardtrigger warnings fatphobia, fireThis is a classic story repackaged with new artwork from Chris Mould and let me tell you, I ADORED the illustrations They really made this story for me Without them, the story would probably be a 2 stars honestly I ve heard the movie adaptation of this is phenomenal so I will definitely have to check it out Thank you so much to the publisher for sending a copy of this my way

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    The Iron Giant is one of our favorite movies, and I remembered from the special features about it that it was inspired by a book by Ted Hughes For some reason I hadn t ever sought that book out, but in the library the other day we happened to notice this copy of it on the shelf, and I grabbed it immediately.It s clear where Brad Bird got some of the basic ideas for the film version, but the book and film are different enough that they can be regarded as independent entities As I read the book, The Iron Giant is one of our favorite movies, and I remembered from the special features about it that it was inspired by a book by Ted Hughes For some reason I hadn t ever sought that book out, but in the library the other day we happened to notice this copy of it on the shelf, and I grabbed it immediately.It s clear where Brad Bird got some of the basic ideas for the film version, but the book and film are different enough that they can be regarded as independent entities As I read the book, I wasn t distracted by thinking only about the movie.The book has the slow, unusual pace that often appeals to me in children s literature It s meandering, thoughtful, and unexpected Its conclusion is surprisingly poignant and beautiful.This edition is illustrated by Laura Carlin, and I love the varied illustrations that interact with the text, and the construction of the book itself, that features some cut outs and some larger, fold out spreads I particularly enjoyed the two page spread on pages 72 73, showing the disassembled pieces of the Iron Giant, en route to Australia for the final confrontation with the space bat angel dragon I told you it s different from the movie This is a really wonderful book to just sit with and savor I wish we d discovered it much earlier

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    Read for book club 13 07 2013 Haven t you heard of the music of the spheres asked the dragon It s the music that space makes to itself All the spirits inside all the stars are singing I m a star spirit I sing too The music of the spheres is what makes space so peaceful I suppose the only way I could start this review would be by saying that approximately thirteen years ago a small, likely annoying girl of four s heart was torn apart by the ending scene of Brad Bird s The Iron Giant Read for book club 13 07 2013 Haven t you heard of the music of the spheres asked the dragon It s the music that space makes to itself All the spirits inside all the stars are singing I m a star spirit I sing too The music of the spheres is what makes space so peaceful I suppose the only way I could start this review would be by saying that approximately thirteen years ago a small, likely annoying girl of four s heart was torn apart by the ending scene of Brad Bird s The Iron Giant. Never before has the phrase You are who you choose to be and the robotic Superman evoked such a pitiful flurry of tears in that of a hard faced infant who, as I m rightfully reminded of by my Dad, refused to see another film for months afterwards due to the sheer trauma and, ironically, missed the concluding scene because she was too upset to continue watching it Seeing as though The Iron Giant is quite possibly one of my favourite films in the whole world, it was to be expected that I d experience some powerful waves of nostalgia as I sifted through Hughes work I wasn t wrong If I ve learnt anything about these things, it s that learning the origins of something so emotionally embalmed in one s life can be either disastrous or wonderful, and I m pleased to say it was the latter that I felt about The Iron Man as a whole Charmingly illustrated, beautifully told and captivating in its own way, I loved every page It shares the delicacy conveyed in the beginning scene, when we find the Iron Giant about to topple down the cliff into the sea, wrapped in the silence of the world I never gave Hughes much of a chance given his relation to another writer who I m positive other GR users will no doubt agree I m very fond of, but I m thoroughly enthused to readof his work after finishing this I was toying with giving this a five star rating but declined merely because it wasn t blown away territory and I m generally quite picky about awarding a book the full amount of stars Still, it misses only by an inch, as it really is lovely A rusty fairy tale of sorts remarkable in vision, gorgeous in words A new favourite.Also everyone go see the movie Go, go, go

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    The book was as liquid as its animated movie Kinda reminded me of Bridge to Terabithia Though the two couldn t befurther apart.The book was a little different from the movie, by little I mean completely But what a message at the end, wow What a message So amazing Alas if only Funny thing It was corrupted by them and yet it ended up curing them all.Oh yeah, if Only Sigh But humanity Sigh I d give this one ten stars rating.

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    Pa So you finished your first big book How are you feeling Milo Proud of myself.Pa You should be I m proud of you too.Milo Thanks, Pa.Pa Sure, so did you what did you think of it Milo There was a great author.Pa Who s that Milo Ted Hughes.Pa Why s he so great Milo Because I liked the space bat angel dragon.Pa The what Milo The space bat angel dragon is what I said, Monsieur.Pa I thought it was the Iron Giant.Milo And the Iron Giant.Pa So what did the space bat angel Pa So you finished your first big book How are you feeling Milo Proud of myself.Pa You should be I m proud of you too.Milo Thanks, Pa.Pa Sure, so did you what did you think of it Milo There was a great author.Pa Who s that Milo Ted Hughes.Pa Why s he so great Milo Because I liked the space bat angel dragon.Pa The what Milo The space bat angel dragon is what I said, Monsieur.Pa I thought it was the Iron Giant.Milo And the Iron Giant.Pa So what did the space bat angel dragon there for What did it do Milo It was supposed to be the Iron Giant s challenge.Pa Like his nemesis Milo Yeah.Pa So it was kind of King Kong vs Godzilla, sort of.Milo Yeah, sort of It waslike the Iron Giant was King Kong, but like I said he isn t that big, and the space bat angel dragon is huge compared to the Iron Giant.Pa Umm, so did the Iron Giant beat the dragon Milo Yeah, only the dragon s job was just to fly around the world all night, every night, singing, cause all it could do up there was fly and sing Pa Was the dragon actually the moon Milo No Pa No It was a dragon.Milo No It was a dragon.Pa That s kooky.Milo It waslike a bat an angel and a dragon that s why it s called the space bat angel dragon But anyway, I liked it It was amazing Yeah.Pa So what about Hogarth, from the movie, was he different Milo Yeah, a lot different When we first see him in the movie he s riding his bike to where his mother is working, but in the book he is fishing and he keeps missing the fish in the book, but he hits a rock so he goes home Pa And how does he bump into the Iron Giant Milo He sees him on his way home, coming out of the water, then he goes and tells his parents.Pa So are they friends, like in the movie.Milo Yeah, but unlike the movie, everyone loves the Iron Giant as soon as the space bat angel dragon falls down Pa So the space bat angel dragon is the bad guy rather than the US Army Milo Yeah There is no US Army No police Only farmers It s really only tyhe space guy They super changed it in the movie.Pa So which did you like better The movie or the book Milo The book.Pa Very cool What are you reading next Milo I will read My Dead Girlfriend.Pa Good choice.Milo Then I will win James and the Giant Peach, then I will read the Tiger book a.k.a The Essential Calvin and Hobbes.Pa Well, congratulations on your big finish.Milo Thank you.Pa You are welcome Milo And Ted Hughes, this is a great book Pa I am sure Sylvia Plath will be glad to hear it Milo Who s that Pa Ted s dead girlfriend.Milo Oh, I see Thanks, Pa.Pa You I love.Milo You me too

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