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The Iron Woman [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Ted Hughes
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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23 Jun 2005
The Iron Woman has come to take revenge on mankind. Full of the power and fantastic imagination of his book The Iron Man, this sequel from the late Poet Laureate is a cry against the relentless pollution of the Earth's waterways through the dumping of industrial waste.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; New Ed edition (23 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571226132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571226139
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.

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"'A superb modern myth, a fable for children to grow up on.' Independent; 'A fiercely imagined, hugely challenging fantasy.' Guardian"

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A beautiful new gift edition of the sequel to The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, with the stunning original wood engravings from Andrew Davidson. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay follow-up 25 Mar 2011
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It has a nice environmental message for the younger generation but it lacks the humour and warmth of the first book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic tale 13 Feb 2011
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I bought this book for my 8 year old Granddaughter and read it before giving it to her. It's a classic tale very well told. I think it would appeal to children of a creative mind who like to be transported into realms of fantasy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Iron Woman 4 May 2014
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This was a gift for my granddaughter and she was delighted with it, having already previously read the Iron Man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars as good, if not better, than The Iron Man 18 Mar 2014
My daughter and I are in agreement that we enjoyed this more than The Iron Man, Hughes’s now classic children’s book. Written some twenty-five years later, it is an environmental morality tale in which an Earth Mother (the Iron Woman) decides to avenge herself on the despoilers of the world. The story is told from the perspective of Lucy, a young girl, and we see how a child, caught between doing what she thinks is right (helping the Iron Woman) and protecting her family from the Iron Woman’s actions, has to make hard moral decisions. The Iron Woman herself is a fantastically vengeful being – she transforms workers at an industrial plant (including Lucy’s father) into the very creatures that are suffering from the plant’s pollution. To undo the damage done by the plant and the Iron Woman, Lucy seeks out the Iron Man himself and Hogarth, a young boy from the earlier book. Can they stop the plant spewing out pollution? Can they save Lucy’s father? The answers come in the vivid conclusion. A book with a clear message that I would recommend for children of 10 years and upwards, with the proviso that you read The Iron Man beforehand, as this helps you make sense of the ending.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sequel sensation! 17 Feb 2014
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The iron woman is a brilliant read, the best vocabulary and detail, with amazing pictures and an astounding story, looking for a new book, read this one!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok 28 Dec 2013
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A fantastic beginning, very catchy and encourages you to read on. However near to the end of the book it became slow meaning like not wanting to read big lumps of the story in one go. I would still recommend this book to younger reader's!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful book 12 Dec 2013
By wilson
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Before I gave this book to my granddaughter, I read it myself and enjoyed it (but it's not of the standard of the Iron Man). She liked it though too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 5 April 2013
By Judith
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My daughter read Iron Man at school and loved it she had to read the rest of the books.
Recommended for around 8 +
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