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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time (Paperback)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time By Frank Cottrell Boyce, Joe Berger (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frank Cottrell Boyce, Joe Berger (Illustrator)
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This is book number 3 in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang series.


"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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Praise For…

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.

Life with the Tootings is the wildest Sunday drive imaginable.
—Publishers Weekly

Hilarious fun.
—Yellow Brick Road

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763669317
ISBN-10: 0763669318
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: March 11th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang