Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time

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Life with the Tootings is the wildest Sunday drive imaginable. -- Publishers Weekly Ian Fleming's beloved flying car shifts into another dimension as the intrepid Tooting family zooms back and forth through history. Thanks to Dad's inadvertent yanking of Chitty's Chronojuster lever, the spirited car has ushered them back to prehistoric times. From there the Tootings will get an unexpected ride from Prohibition-era New York to the lost city of El Dorado and back again, with misadventures and surprise stowaways along the way. Get ready for another hilarious high-flying adventure, with celebrated author Frank Cottrell Boyce behind the wheel.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 130 x 191 x 18mm | 272g
  • Somerville, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0763669318
  • 9780763669317
  • 317,095

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This second authorized sequel sends the reconstructed car with a mind of its own careening from the Cretaceous to the Jazz Age, Venezuela to the Wild West, while folding in references and tributes to Ian Fleming's classic tale.
--Kirkus Reviews Featuring a near-dizzying array of characters--including a reunion with suave first Chitty owner Mr. Zborowski--and events, from car races to kidnapping to run-ins with anacondas, this is a lively, entertaining read that those familiar with the previous title will especially enjoy. Digitally rendered, cartoonish illustrations add retro flair.
--Booklist Online Frank Cottrell Boyce preserves the charm of the original while delivering a madcap escapade that a new generation of youngsters will love.
--BookPage Children's Corner Boys in particular will appreciate the race's death-defying moments and the continued mad-cap escapades, chases, kidnappings and narrow escapes.
--BookPage Life with the Tootings is the wildest Sunday drive imaginable.
--Publishers Weekly Hilarious fun.
--Yellow Brick Road
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About Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is a writer of books for young readers, most notably Millions, winner of the Carnegie Medal, and Cosmic, which garnered six starred reviews. He is also the author 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 the Nosy Crow title Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble by Tracey Corderoy. Joe Berger lives in England.
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Rating details

274 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 36% (98)
4 34% (94)
3 22% (61)
2 6% (17)
1 1% (4)
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