Free Worldwide Shipping

Shop over 1 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Iron Giant

Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Ted Hughes, late poet laureate of England, was born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, in 1930. After attending Cambridge University, he went on to become a well-known poet, novelist, and essayist with dozens of books to his credit. His last work, Birthday Letters, a poetry collection chronicling his relationship with American poet Sylvia Plath, was published shortly before his death in 1998 at the age of 68.


"A tall-tale hero in a parable for today. The author's intensely felt theme and his invention of dramatic details make this brief piece of fiction high-spirited and entertaining." --The Horn Book "A clever, inventive fantasy of timely appeal to children." --Booklist "Written with such great gusto, with such vivid precision, that children will sit spellbound in their ringside seats." --Publishers Weekly "A great book to start up a family reading tradition. Irresistible." --Boston Phoenix "Reckoned one of the greatest of modern fairy tales." --The Observer (England) "A thrilling and unforgettable tale, magnificently told." --Trade News (England) "Hughes has never written more compellingly...with linguistic tact and imaginative power to achieve something of possible enduring consequence." --The Times (England) "Riveting." --The Tablet (England) "Brilliant." --The Listener (England)

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top