Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

Book - 2012
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Down on their luck, the Tooting family buys an old camper van and begins repairing it, but after installing an engine that once belonged to an extraordinary car, they are off to find other original parts, pursued by a sinister man who wants Chitty for himself.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780763659578
0763659576
Characteristics: 213 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Berger, Joe 1970-- Illustrator

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"She wasn't just a car. She was a mechanical mystery."

This book is full of humor, adventure, and mystery. What could be better? Well, a flying car, of course! It's a great, fun read for those elementary kids reading chapter books.

There's a cliffhanger at the end when we discover Chitty's time travel feature! I'm looking forward to the next in this series from one of my favorite authors.

ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2013

"The Tooting family is in a bit of a lull - Dad has just been laid off from his job, and Mum, in an attempt to keep him occupied, has brought home a beat-up old camper van for him to tinker with. But after Mr. Tooting and his son Jem pull a strange old engine out of a tree in the junkyard and install it in the van, not only does the van come to life - it starts to fly! As the flying van whisks the entire family off on a quest, its history begins to come to light (but, as this is just the 1st of a planned new series, the fun is only beginning). Based on the beloved children's classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, this high-energy, hilarious adventure is a blast whether or not you've heard of or read the original." January 2013 Kids' Books Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=594050

soccergirl8 Jun 04, 2012

I really liked this book and I like how the author uses reference to the first one. The thing I didn't like though is that there could have been more to the ending. It didn't tell what happened next.

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VeganGreen Aug 11, 2012

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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soccergirl8 Jun 04, 2012

"Out of the exhaust pipes, there came four noises-very loud-CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG!"

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