Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Chitty Chitty Bang BangChitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of “crackpot” Commander Caractacus Pot, his wife Mimsie, their twins Jeremy and Jemima, and their magical flying car. A first drive in their new car, with license plates Gen II (genii), takes them to Dover Beach for a picnic, Goodwin Sands in the English Channel, and eventually Calais on the French coast. There, they explore a deep cave, which turns out to be an ammunition dump used by Joe the Monster and his criminal gang. Jeremy and Jemima get kidnapped and a famous Paris chocolate shop is almost robbed, but all turns out well. And a recipe for Monsieur Bon Bon’s Secret Fooj (fudge) is included. Filled with humor, hi-jinks, and even some scientific information, the action-packed fantasy is complete with the original Burningham artwork, which is a beautiful combination of photography and illustration. This timeless story has been reinvented as a musical (2002), a film with a screenplay co-written by Roald Dahl (1968), and has inspired three sequels written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This is the 50th anniversary full-color gift edition.mjw
Title: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Author: Ian Fleming (1908-1964)
Illustrator
: John Burningham
Publisher
: Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: English
Original Copyright
: 1964
ISBN
: 978-0-7636-6678-1
Hardcover pages
: 176
Age range
: 8-12
Genre
: Fiction, Fantasy
Book setting
: England, France
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: North London
Awards
: Illustrator has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, 1963,1970: UK Nominee for Hans Christian Andersen Award, 1980,1986
Subjects
: Action. Adventure, Gangsters, Humor, Magic, Transportation

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