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12 MARCH 2013
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: THE MAGICAL CAR

By: FSWL team
Published:
2013-02-20
A new edition of Ian Fleming’s famed children's book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - newly illustrated by Joe Berger - is published by Candlewick Press.

"Crackpot" is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find out that she can fly. And swim. . . . Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks — and she is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world’s most loved magical car for her first adventure.

Ian Fleming, famous for creating James Bond, also loved fast cars - and this love spurred him to write his only children's book, for his little boy, Caspar, about a car that could fly. Published just after Fleming's death in 1964, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car became an immediate bestseller. It has been reinvented as a musical and as a film (with the screenplay written by Roald Dahl) and inspired two sequels written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time.

Book details:
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0763666661
ISBN-13: 978-0763666668
Dimensions: 13 x 1.2 x 19.6 cm

Other events for the 60th Anniversary of the literary 007 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Publication of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Race Against Time" (March 12, 2013)
>New edition of Ian Fleming's "The Diamond Smugglers" (April 4, 2013)
>New edition of Ian Fleming's "Thrilling Cities" (April 4, 2013)
>The Birth of Bond: Ian Fleming's Casino Royale at 60 (April 12-July 12, 2013)
>Casino Royale: 60th anniversary (April 13, 2013)
>Publication of a new James Bond novel by William Boyd (September 26, 2013)
>Publication of "The James Bond Omnibus: Volume 5" (November 22, 2013)

Editor's note:
For other posts on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For books on Ian Fleming's life and literary legacy featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more about Ian Fleming's James Bond novels featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The book cover for the new edition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car. © 2013 Candlewick Press. All rights reserved.

Click below to order the new edition of Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from Amazon UK:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0763666661/fromswedenwit-21/

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