The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
When the Tooting family find a vast abandoned engine and fit it to their camper van, they have no idea of the adventure that lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary flying car and it wants to be back on the road again ...fast! The Tootings can haul on the steering wheel and pull the handbrake as hard as they like, but their camper van now has a mind of her own.
It's not long before they're hurtling along on a turbocharged chase as Chitty tracks down her long-lost bodywork. But there are sinister forces at work too. When it comes to a car as special as Chitty, everybody wants a piece of her ...
This inventive and entertaining sequel to the original story of Chitty Chitty Bang Bangis packed full of humour and fun. Lively llustrations by 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrator Joe Berger provide the perfect accompaniment to Frank Cottrell Boyce's story.