Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Written by Ian Fleming
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763666781
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Magical Car

author: Ian Fleming
illustrator: John Burningham

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Famous for creating James Bond, Ian Fleming also loved fast cars — and this passion inspired him to write his only children’s book, penned for his young son, Caspar. Published fifty years ago in 1964, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car introduced the world to the thrilling adventures of the “crackpot” Pott family and the flying car with a mind of her own. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang became an instant bestseller that has been reinvented as a musical and a film (with a screenplay co-written by Roald Dahl) and has also inspired three sequels written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. To honor half a century of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Candlewick Press presents a full-color gift edition ready to zoom straight into hearts of a new generation.

Ian Fleming’s treasured classic soars in a deluxe edition featuring John Burningham’s vibrant, full-color original illustrations.
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0763666785 /  9780763666781
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Middle Grade Fiction / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
176 / 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
General; Fantasy & Magic; Transportation;
author’s comments:
Ian Fleming worked as a journalist, a stockbroker, and an assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Admiralty in London during World War II, a job that amply qualified him for writing internationally best-selling thrillers about super-spy James Bond. Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for his young son and died in 1964, two months before the book was first published.
illustrator’s comments:
John Burningham is one of the world’s most beloved children’s book creators. His work has received countless awards, including two Kate Greenaway Medals and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor for It’s a Secret! With Candlewick Press, he is also the author-illustrator of Tug-of-War and The Way to the Zoo and the author of There’s Going to Be a Baby, illustrated by his wife, Helen Oxenbury. His work is featured in the collectors’ volume John Burningham. He lives in London.
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