Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce

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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 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.
 

About Frank Cottrell Boyce

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Frank Cottrell Boyce is a writer of books for young readers, most notably Millions, winner of the Carnegie Medal, and Cosmic, which garnered six starred reviews. He is also the author 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 the Nosy Crow title Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble by Tracey Corderoy. Joe Berger lives in England.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Candlewick. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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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

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Matthew Cordell's comic drawings leaven the mordant wit, as when Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother writes: "When you arrive / I will not be / lying / in my bed / where / you hungrily / hoped / to find me / Forgive me / tell my granddaughter / better one of us / should live."

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The Wall Street Journal

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Matthew Cordell's comic drawings leaven the mordant wit, as when Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother writes: "When you arrive / I will not be / lying / in my bed / where / you hungrily / hoped / to find me / Forgive me / tell my granddaughter / better one of us / should live."

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It’s an old-fashioned fantastical yarn, with salt-of-the-earth goodies and glamorous baddies (Tiny Jack, or is he?), centred on the adventures of the Tooting family: Dad the inventor, resourceful Mum, Lucy the teenage goth, energetic Jem, and Little Harry, who yells.

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