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The Iron Man

(1968)
A Story in Five Nights
(The Iron Giant)
(The first book in the Iron Man series)
A novel by

 
 
First published in 1968, The Iron Giant is a modern fantasy about a massive giant who stalks the earth devouring metal, terrifying farmers and townspeople everywhere. Despite his insatiable hunger, the Iron Giant is quite gentle and good-natured, though the townspeople are too frightened of him to realize it. So they capture him and put him in a scrapyard, where he happily stuffs himself with stoves and bicycles. The people forget about the Iron Giant until a space-bat the size of Australia hovers over the earth, poised to destroy it. Earth needs a hero and only the Iron Giant is big enough and brave enough to do battle with the hideous creature from outer space. With a tractor-eating giant, a menacing space-bat, and a young boy-hero, The Iron Giant is an accessible, early chapter book with plenty of appeal for reluctant readers and budding science fiction and fantasy fans.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-34886-6 / 978-0-571-34886-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-32724-9 / 978-0-571-32724-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Iron Giant
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-375-87149-7 / 978-0-375-87149-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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September 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Iron Giant
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-375-98245-0 / 978-0-375-98245-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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November 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 1-4063-2467-1 / 978-1-4063-2467-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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November 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 1-4063-3167-8 / 978-1-4063-3167-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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May 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Iron Giant
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-375-80167-7 / 978-0-375-80167-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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July 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Iron Giant (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-613-21772-1 / 978-0-613-21772-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-375-90167-1 / 978-0-375-90167-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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1838 : USA Hardback
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Title: The iron giant: A story in five nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-06-022638-2 / 978-0-06-022638-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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February 1988 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-06-022639-0 / 978-0-06-022639-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-13675-3 / 978-0-571-13675-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-08247-5 / 978-0-571-08247-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 1968 : USA Hardback
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Title: Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-06-022657-9 / 978-0-06-022657-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 1968 : USA Hardback

Title: Iron Giant
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-06-022658-7 / 978-0-06-022658-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-34887-4 / 978-0-571-34887-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Man: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-34859-9 / 978-0-571-34859-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 1-4063-7841-0 / 978-1-4063-7841-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Man (Faber Children's Classics)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-30224-6 / 978-0-571-30224-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Man (Illustrated Classics)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 1-4063-2957-6 / 978-1-4063-2957-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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October 2005 : UK Paperback

Title: Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 1-84424-448-2 / 978-1-84424-448-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Badger Publishing
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-22612-4 / 978-0-571-22612-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Man (Galaxy Children's Large Print Books)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-7540-6175-2 / 978-0-7540-6175-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights (FF Childrens Classics)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-20761-8 / 978-0-571-20761-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights (The original story of Ted Hughes's classic he Iron Man - now a major film)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-20435-X / 978-0-571-20435-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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July 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Iron Giant
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-375-80153-7 / 978-0-375-80153-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights (Shared Reading S.)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-901291-49-8 / 978-0-901291-49-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: National Association for the Teaching of English
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January 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-14149-8 / 978-0-571-14149-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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October 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-13677-X / 978-0-571-13677-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-06-440214-2 / 978-0-06-440214-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Trophy Pr
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February 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-09750-2 / 978-0-571-09750-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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1968 : USA Paperback

Title: The Iron Giant (Astory in Five Nights)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-06-516069-X / 978-0-06-516069-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-34881-5 / 978-0-571-34881-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 1997 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Iron Man: Unabridged (Penguin/Faber Audiobooks)
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-14-086673-6 / 978-0-14-086673-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2018 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Iron Man: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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December 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Iron Man
Author(s): Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Iron Giant
Author(s): Ted Hughes
Publisher: Yearling
Availability: Amazon