The Iron Man by Ted HughesWhen you write a review of a kids book, there really should be a way to give it two different star ratings. One for you, and one for the kids youve 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 dont hate the book or anything, its just doesnt 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 cant 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.)
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Melding science fiction with fairy tale, The Iron Man tells the story of a gigantic metal robot who appears out of nowhere, crashing onto the beach and shattering into many parts. He is discovered by Hogarth, a young boy. The Iron Man proceeds to devour farm machinery, until the farmers rise up against him. There is an act of betrayal as Hogarth agrees to lure the monster into a trap where he is buried underground — yet the Iron Man breaks free. Against demands from the farmers to bring in the army, Hogarth speaks out and suggests that the monster should be left to feed from the scrap metal yard. The Iron Man orders him to sing to Earth and its warmongering people. The spirit lulls them with his music into a state of lasting peace, ending the story with total harmony between man, nature and culture.
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Set in an unnamed rural town, a town where a small boy called Hogarth goes fishing in the local stream only to come across an Iron Man with a head as big as a bedroom and eyes that flash from blue to red. The fact that when he does tell the grown-ups that they believe him and are unsure what to do really makes this story thrilling for children as they realise they are on an even footing with the adults.
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