The Iron Man is the book that inspired Brad Bird's animated film The Iron Giant.
This is a children book by Ted Hughes. The story is about how a little boy Hogarth comes to befriend the Iron Man, who eventually battles the Space Bat Angel Dragon to save the world. It's beautifully written with a visual narrative to hold the attention of any kid.
In this 2010 edition published by Walker, there are also some nice illustrations from Laura Carlin.
It's a charming book.
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