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The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

by Ted Hughes Illustrated by Andrew Davidson
A mysterious 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 appetite for metal. Where has he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. What they do know is the Iron Giant must be stopped. Only a young boy named Hogarth is brave enough to lead the Iron Giant to a safe home. And only Hogarth knows where to turn when the earth needs a hero--a "giant" hero--like never before... First published in 1968, Ted Hughes's classic tale is a powerful tribute to peace on earth -- and in all the universe.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.1
Lexile Measure
770L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
RANDOM HOUSE
Number of Pages
96
Genre
Science Fiction and Fantasy, Movie Tie-In, Tie-Ins

About the Author and Illustrator

Ted Hughes
Andrew Davidson

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