Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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The wings slowly tilted, and as Commander Pott, at last realizing what CHITTY-CHITTY-BANG-BANG was up to, pressed down the accelerator pedal, the big green car tilted up her shining green and silver nose and took off!Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, invented Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang for his young son Caspar, and it went on to become the most famous and best-loved car in fiction. This treasured story inspired a film and a musical and is celebrated in this lavish, highly collectible new edition, complete with its original timeless artwork by John Burningham, one of Britain's most popular author/illustrators.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 210 x 248 x 20mm | 680.39g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PUFFIN
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141384387
  • 9780141384382
  • 474,919

About Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming is best known as the creator of the world's most famous spy, James Bond. Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, Fleming's only children's book, was written towards the end of his life for his young son, Caspar. John Burningham went to the Central School of Art and published his first book in 1963, Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers. One of the UK's most distinguished illustrators, John Burningham has published over twenty books, and illustrated many more. His appeal is recognized the world over and he has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal twice.
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The car is magical. So is the book. * Vogue * From the same stable as Thunderball et al: same excitement, same wonderful imagination. The car really lives * Scotsman * Super-wicked villains ... hairsbreadth escapes * Telegraph * The car is magical. So is the book. * Vogue * From the same stable as Thunderball et al: same excitement, same wonderful imagination. The car really lives * Scotsman * Super-wicked villains ... hairsbreadth escapes * Telegraph *
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