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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Illustrated by Joe Berger

Part of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Series

Key Stage 2

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Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012.

Award winning Frank Cottrell Boyce breathes new life into the classic story of a flying car originally conceived by James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming. When Mr Tooting loses his job he embarks on an exciting new project to restore a broken down VW camper van so that the whole Tooting family can enjoy some thrilling new holidays. Adding a bit of this and bit of that and a racing car engine the van – with the family inside – are soon off on an unpredictable trip of a life time!


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012.

The first ever sequel to Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, written by bestselling author Frank Cottrell Boyce and endorsed by the Fleming family. You can find the book's website here.

Lucy Fleming said: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is thrilled to have Frank Cottrell Boyce, with his humour, his genius and his spanner, sparking her plugs, polishing her chrome and buffing up her bumpers. Her graceful wings are poised to take off on a new flight, with Frank’s skilful but possibly oily hands on the steering wheel."

When the Tooting family find a vast abandoned engine and fit it to their camper van, they have no idea of the adventure that lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary flying car and it wants to be back on the road again! The Tootings can haul on the steering wheel and pull the handbrake as hard as they like, but their camper van now has a mind of her own. It's not long before they're hurtling along on a turbocharged chase as Chitty tracks down her long-lost bodywork. But there are sinister forces at work too. When it comes to a car as special as Chitty, everybody wants a piece of her ...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again Press Reviews

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again is much funnier and more engaging than Fleming's original novel. The book looks great too, filled with lovely illustrations by Joe Berger, who even manages to sneak in a magnificent diagram of James Bond's Aston Martin, detailing exactly where you'll find its secret panels, machine guns and ejector seat.' - Guardian

'It's a daunting task to write a sequel to Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but there couldn’t be a more inspired choice than Cottrell Boyce, whose versatility and verve sweep all doubts aside in this fast and furious road trip.' - Daily Mail

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230757738
Publication date: 7th October 2011
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Illustrator: Joe Berger
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2

About Frank Cottrell Boyce

A World Book Day Author 2019 Frank Cottrell Boyce is an accomplished, successful and award-winning author and screenwriter. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Millions, his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004. Millions was was later turned into a film by Danny Boyle and it features in the Book Trust’s 100 Best Books List for 9-11 year olds. Frank is also a successful writer of film scripts and was the ...

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