Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Series #2)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Series #2)


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"Hilarious and endlessly entertaining." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Buckle your seatbelt for the first-ever follow-up to Ian Fleming’s only children’s story! Fueled by wry humor, this much-anticipated sequel to the children’s classic — featuring a contemporary family and a camper van with a mind of her own — is driven by best-selling, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce and revved up by Joe Berger’s captivating black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763663537
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Series: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 281,540
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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.

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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

Sir Ian Fleming’s heirs, who have commissioned numerous James Bond sequels, turned to Boyce to continue Fleming’s 1964 story CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: THE MAGICAL CAR, and Boyce delivers... 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.
—Publishers Weekly

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

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is magical and wondrous when all the adventure start with an old car being fixed.  I'm 9 and have seen the old movie and really liked it. I liked it because there are so many cool adventures to find all the cars' parts and some crazy things happen along the way. I liked it was a family with kids around my age.  It would be cool to have something like this happen in real life.  Read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was cool and I think it was better than the movie. ...per a 10 year old reviewer
ChristianR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Frank Cottrell Boyce's books, and this did not disappoint. It's very funny. This one is written for a slightly younger reader -- perhaps 4th grade and up. The Tooting family has a change of fortune when the father loses his job, so they decide to travel the world. To do so, they buy an old camper and the dad and son Jem work for months fixing it up. Once they start on their journey, things get weird. The car seems to have a mind of its own, and miraculously it even flies without their knowing it could. It flies them to the top of the Eiffel Tower, where they are almost arrested until the dad says something romantic about his wife and the whole of Paris instantly melts (including the police). They also visit the Sphinx in Egypt and Madagascar. Ultimately, it's a great romp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was great because all of the characters and the action this book was great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is probibly as good as the origanal book. The movie isgood too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very boring.