Iron Robin

Iron Robin

A magical and soothing story for young readers


From an acclaimed voice in literature comes a children's story steeped in magic...

Oliver loves birds - watching them soar into the sky and wishing that just sometimes they would stay close.

So when he discovers a robin made of iron, he thinks he's found the perfect friend - even if his pet dragon isn't quite so certain! When the robin begins to glimmer and hop, Oliver is overjoyed, but in a terrible turn of events, this new friend is lost. But the magic of Iron Robin and the joy of friendship means that there is wonder and excitement ahead for Oliver...

Join Oliver on the start of his adventure, with this lyrical and funny story which explores friendship, loyalty and the power of hope. Iron Robin is the perfect bedtime story to share together.


  • A beautiful story ... Tremain's debut is first class ... Iron Robin combines everyday childhood themes with a pinch of fantasy, all brilliantly visualised by Jones's expressive artwork.

About the authors

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain is the author of fourteen novels and five collections of short stories. Her work is published in twenty-five countries, and she has won many literary awards, including the Prix Femina in France, the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction and the South Bank Sky Arts Award. She lives with the biographer, Richard Holmes. She was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. Iron Robin is her first book for very young children.
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Richard Jones (Illustrator)

Richard Jones was born in Coventry, in the West Midlands and grew up in Leamington Spa, UK. After three years of painting, film making and art history at college he moved down to Devon, UK to study Illustration. After graduating, he worked in a busy city library for almost 15 years. He now writes and illustrates full time.
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