The wings slowly tilted, and as Commander Pott, at last realizing what CHITTY-CHITTY-BANG-BANG was up to, pressed down the accelerator pedal, the big green car tilted up her shining green and silver nose and took off! Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, invented "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang" for his young son Caspar, and it went on to become the most famous and best-loved car in fiction. This treasured story inspired a film and a musical and is celebrated in this lavish, highly collectible new edition, complete with its original timeless artwork by John Burningham, one of Britain's most popular author/illustrators.
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Ian Fleming, best known for his James Bond novels, wrote only one children?s book?and it is a classic! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the name of the flying, floating, driving-by-itself automobile that takes the Pott family on a riotous series of adventures as they try to capture a notorious gang of robbers. This is a story filled with humor, adventure, and gadgetry that only a genius like Fleming could create.About the Author:
Ian Fleming is best known as the creator of the world's most famous spy, James Bond. Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, Fleming's only children's book, was written towards the end of his life for his young son, Caspar. John Burningham went to the Central School of Art and published his first book in 1963, Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers. One of the UK's most distinguished illustrators, John Burningham has published over twenty books, and illustrated many more. His appeal is recognized the world over and he has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal twice.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT01416296B
Book Description Warfield/Collins. Assume a reprint, and generally good+. Post free UK at this price. Bookseller Inventory # 25771
Book Description Collins, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 63 pages (complete). Jovially illustrated by B Tobey (contract cartoonist for the New York Times for over 50 years). In general fair condition. The book is scruffy and has some bumps and wear. The cover is fun if marked. Inside, the pages are relaxed, comfortable, bright, have evidence of use throughout, companionable. fk. Bookseller Inventory # oelz
Book Description Collins and Harvill, UK, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: NEAR FINE. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ ISSUED. Tobey, B. (illustrator). 1ST ED, 1ST Prt Thus. 6 x 9. 1ST UK PRT. Near fine to fine with glossy pictorial boards. Adapted for Beginning Readers by Al Perkins & illus by B. Tobey. 63pp. This book is almost "as new"- appears unread. Delightful & much loved tale of "the magical car"! Small neat prior owner's name on inside front cover. Last book listed on rear cover (THE BEARS' CHRISTMAS) was published in 1969 in UK. Bookseller Inventory # 010587
Book Description London, Collins and Harvill, , 1969. First UK. Edition, Beginner Books: Colour pictorial laminated bds., red titles, 165 x 230 mm., 200 grms., 63 pp., illustrated throughout in colour by B. Tobey, no dw., VG copy. Bookseller Inventory # 6718
Book Description Collins & Harvill, UK, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. B Tobey (illustrator). Bookseller Inventory # 32818
Book Description Collins, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition with PICTORIAL LAMINATED cloth. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000064167
Book Description Collins and Harvill, London, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. B Tobey (illustrator). 1st Edition. Thus. Lightly rolled corners. Foxing to fore-edges. Contents about fine with no inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 015953
Book Description Collins, London, 1969. Hard Illustrated Cover. Book Condition: Good. B. Tobey (illustrator). 1st UK Edition.. Beginner Book. 63 colourful pages. Childish writing on inside of front cover. Spine slightly sloped. Size: 9 X 6 1/2". Bookseller Inventory # 012926