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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

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Publisher Comments:

Buckle your seatbelt for the first-ever follow up to Ian Fleming's only children's story.

When the Tooting family finds an old engine and fits it to their camper van, they have no idea what kind of adventure lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary car... and it wants its bodywork back! But as the Tooting's hurtle across the world rebuilding the original Chitty, a sinister baddie is on their trail — one who will stop at nothing to get the magnificent car for himself.

Fueled by wry humor , this much-anticipated sequel to the children's classic by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond — featuring a contemporary family and a camper van with a mind of its own — is driven by best-selling, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce and revved up by Joe Berger's black-and-white illustrations.

Review:

"Sir Ian Fleming's heirs, who have commissioned numerous James Bond sequels, turned to Boyce (Cosmic) to continue Fleming's 1964 story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, and Boyce delivers: this follow-up outshines the original. The only returning character is the car, and the book's spirit (surreal craziness) is much closer to Roald Dahl's 1968 screenplay than it is to Fleming's novel. In place of Caractacus Potts and Co. are the Tootings, a modern, multiracial family with three children — Goth Lucy, practical Jem, and baby Harry. After Tom Tooting loses his job, his wife buys him a broken-down camper van, which he and Jem renovate, unknowingly fitting it with an engine from Count Zborowski's famous racecar. Adventures ensue as the van takes the Tootings around the world to collect the rest of its lost parts; the story doesn't end so much as set up the next installment. Berger adds comical artwork — he even sneaks in a diagram of Bond's Aston Martin — creating a Chitty that any kid would be thrilled to own. This first volume in a planned trilogy is hilarious and endlessly entertaining. Ages 9 – 12. Agent: Zoe Pagnamenta, the Zoe Pagnamenta Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"Any sequel worth the name would require plenty of crackpot humor and absurd villains and a dose of magical realism, all of which happily burst from the pages of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, a novel for 9- to 12-year-olds that puts the famous racing car in a modern setting....A jolly good ride." Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Although the story is inventive and picturesque, with billionaire crooks, a visit to Madagascar, and a guest appearance on a French reality show called Car Stupide, most of the humor in this very funny novel is a result of the family's interactions with one another. Berger's lively cartoon illustrations depict each phase of Chitty's reincarnation in loving detail and bring the resourceful Tootings to life....A witty sequel." School Library Journal (starred review)

Synopsis:

Buckle your seatbelt for the first-ever follow up to Ian Fleming's only children's story.

When the Tooting family finds an old engine and fits it to their camper van, they have no idea what kind of adventure lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary car . . . and it wants its bodywork back! But as the Tootings hurtle across the world rebuilding the original Chitty, a sinister baddie is on their trail — one who will stop at nothing to get the magnificent car for himself.

Fueled by wry humor , this much-anticipated sequel to the childrens classic by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond — fe aturing a contemporary family and a camper van with a mind of its own — is driven by best-selling, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce and revved up by Joe Bergers black-and-white illustrations.

About the Author

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of two novels for young readers that have been turned into films: Millions, winner of the Carnegie Medal, and Cosmic, which garnered six starred reviews. He is also the author, most recently, of The Unforgotten Coat. Frank Cottrell Boyce lives in England.

Joe Berger is an editorial cartoonist, animator, and illustrator. He has illustrated numerous books, including Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble by Tracey Corderoy. Joe Berger lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763659578
Author:
Frank Cottrell Boyce and Joe Berger
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Berger, Joe
Author:
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
Author:
Berger, Joe
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Series:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
36.5 x 9 x 6.75 in 13.0625 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Product details 192 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763659578 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sir Ian Fleming's heirs, who have commissioned numerous James Bond sequels, turned to Boyce (Cosmic) to continue Fleming's 1964 story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, and Boyce delivers: this follow-up outshines the original. The only returning character is the car, and the book's spirit (surreal craziness) is much closer to Roald Dahl's 1968 screenplay than it is to Fleming's novel. In place of Caractacus Potts and Co. are the Tootings, a modern, multiracial family with three children — Goth Lucy, practical Jem, and baby Harry. After Tom Tooting loses his job, his wife buys him a broken-down camper van, which he and Jem renovate, unknowingly fitting it with an engine from Count Zborowski's famous racecar. Adventures ensue as the van takes the Tootings around the world to collect the rest of its lost parts; the story doesn't end so much as set up the next installment. Berger adds comical artwork — he even sneaks in a diagram of Bond's Aston Martin — creating a Chitty that any kid would be thrilled to own. This first volume in a planned trilogy is hilarious and endlessly entertaining. Ages 9 – 12. Agent: Zoe Pagnamenta, the Zoe Pagnamenta Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Any sequel worth the name would require plenty of crackpot humor and absurd villains and a dose of magical realism, all of which happily burst from the pages of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, a novel for 9- to 12-year-olds that puts the famous racing car in a modern setting....A jolly good ride."
"Review" by , "Although the story is inventive and picturesque, with billionaire crooks, a visit to Madagascar, and a guest appearance on a French reality show called Car Stupide, most of the humor in this very funny novel is a result of the family's interactions with one another. Berger's lively cartoon illustrations depict each phase of Chitty's reincarnation in loving detail and bring the resourceful Tootings to life....A witty sequel."
"Synopsis" by , Buckle your seatbelt for the first-ever follow up to Ian Fleming's only children's story.

When the Tooting family finds an old engine and fits it to their camper van, they have no idea what kind of adventure lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary car . . . and it wants its bodywork back! But as the Tootings hurtle across the world rebuilding the original Chitty, a sinister baddie is on their trail — one who will stop at nothing to get the magnificent car for himself.

Fueled by wry humor , this much-anticipated sequel to the childrens classic by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond — fe aturing a contemporary family and a camper van with a mind of its own — is driven by best-selling, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce and revved up by Joe Bergers black-and-white illustrations.

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