Chitty Chitty Bang Bang : The Magical Car by Ian Fleming ; illustrated by John Burningham
New York : Random House, 1964. Hardcover. 111 pages ; illustrated ; 25 cm. $3.50 dust jacket with minimal wear. Gift inscription on half title page. No other markings within this book. Binding is firm.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
went the great car's exhaust pipes, and the big green Paragon Panther roared to life. The Pott family knew that their car was no ordinary car. The twins, Jeremy and Jemima, had noticed that right off. Her license plate read GEN 11, and that could be read genii by knowing people.
There was something magical about her, too. The Potts found that out soon enough. The great car could be an airplane or a boat when she had a mind to. So the Potts took a sea voyage from their English home and, by chance, found a gangster's hidden cave across the Channel in France.
It was the cave that really got the adventurous Pott family into trouble. It belonged to a mob of gangsters—Joe the Monster, Man-Mountain Fink, Soapy Sam, and Blood-Money Banks.
Could the famous inventor Commander Caractacus POtt, his wife Mimsie, and the twins escape the clutches of Joe the Monster and his mob? Their only hope, their only ally, was CHITTY-CHITTY-BANG-BANG and she was just a car—or was she?
The late Ian Fleming's name is a watchword among mystery and adventure fans— adult style. Here, with ChittyChitty-Bang-Bang, a whole new generation of fans will be introduced to his soaring imagination and generous Wit.
Born in England in 1908, and educated at the University of Geneva, and the University of Munich, Ian Fleming mastered two languages in addition to English—French and German. In 1929, he joined Reuters News Service and was based in London, Berlin, and then Moscow. In World War Il, he spent a number of years in the Intelligence Service, a job which amply qualified him for writing his spy thrillers about superspy, James Bond.
After the war, Mr. Fleming went back to writing. He became foreign manager for The Sunday Times of London, Vice President for Europe of the North American Newspaper Alliance, and foreign manager for the Kemsely Newspapers, Ltd.
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