Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car

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Product Details

Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.3 X 0.9 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763666781

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About the Author

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.

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.

Reviews

There's no improving on perfection--in this case Fleming's adventure story (featuring the unconventional family Pott and their magically refurbished motorcar) with the original, transcendent Burningham illustrations, first published in 1964. The confiding informality of the storyteller's voice; the nonstop and immensely child-pleasing adventures; the spunk of young Jeremy and Jemima; and of course the ingenious personality of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang herself--all combine to make an ideal family read-aloud. This handsome fiftieth-anniversary gift edition is ... so very welcome.
--Horn Book

This is why the book holds up, 50 years after its original publication: its sense of the world as an inexplicable but also miraculous place.
--Los Angeles Times Online