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.
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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.
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