Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - Iron Hans

Iron Hans

A Grimms' Fairy Tale

Retold by Stephen MitchellAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen Mitchell
Illustrated by Matt TavaresAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Matt Tavares

Iron Hans Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Iron Hans
  • Email this page - Iron Hans
  • Print this page - Iron Hans
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.


Matt Tavares’s luminous illustrations and Stephen Mitchell’s wry text transform this classic Grimms’ fairy tale into a splendid edition to treasure.

"Deep in a forsaken wood, a wild man keeps watch over a golden spring."

Iron Hans is nine feet tall and as brown as rust, with hair to his knees. He is cursed, a terror to all, until a young prince finds the courage to befriend him. But when the boy betrays Iron Hans’s trust, he must make his way in the world alone, penniless and unknown — save for a little help from a certain forgiving wild man. Stephen Mitchell’s deft retelling and Matt Tavares’s elegant illustrations gracefully render this timeless Grimms’ tale about pride and humility, wealth and poverty, and the importance of doing good, whether servant or prince, wild man or king.

  • Iron Hans by Stephen Mitchell
  • August 14, 2007
  • Juvenile Fiction - Classics
  • Candlewick
  • $16.99
  • 9780763621605

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: