Ted Hughes: <em>The Iron Man</em>

Ted Hughes: The Iron Man (early paperback)

Ted Hughes: <em>The Iron Man</em>

Ted Hughes: The Iron Man (hardback, A Davison illustr.)

The Iron Man. A Story in Five Nights.

Author: Hughes, Ted

Published by Faber & Faber, 1968
US ed.: Harper & Row, 1968

Illustrations: George Adamson (UK 1968), later UK editions illustrated by Andrew Davidson, Robert Nadler (US 1968), later editions illustrated by Dirk Zimmer.

The Iron Man is probably Hughes's most well-known book for children. A heavily adapted version of the basic story was made into an award winning animated movie which in spite of the changes manages to stay true to the redemptive, healing drift of the book.

The book tells the story of a little boy, Hogarth, who lives in a rural community which is confronted by an enormous Iron Man. A wonderful read.
The Iron Man is also available as an AudioBook, read by Ted Hughes.

See also The Iron Woman.