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Book Title: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang|
Date of issue: January 1st 1969
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The author of the book: Ian Fleming
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 541 KB
Edition: Scholastic Book Services
Read full description of the books Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:You know that moment when you skim the first 50 pages of a book adn then decide you know all about it and go make a 2hr movie from it?? THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT THE CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MOVIE DID. It's so nothing like the book that it's actually hilarious. Ahem. The main reason I picked this up was because I loved the movie as a kid (haaaated the Child Catcher though. Hello nightmares forever) and I had no idea it was a book until last week. SO. I had to read it.
I mean, by itself, the book was cute. I like how it used big words (and explained them) but I expected it to be Middle-Grade, but I think it was aimed more at 7 or 8 year olds. It was very simplistic and the narrator spoon-fed just about everything. But I was still impressed with the use of language and it was quirky and SO VERY ENGLISH. And of course it's always nice when kids get to go on adventures with their parents for once.
But, ya know, just in case you're curious, here's what was different in the book to movie:
• the book contains NO MAGICAL WORLD that they fly to and rescue children and defeat an evil king/queen and battle the childcatcher and turn into human music boxes
• not at all
• instead they boat to France and get involved in robbing a sweet shop and Jeremy and Jemima save the day by not letting bad guys rob a sweet shop.
• like, woah, did the movie directors not read the book
• (of course there are 3 more books so who knows what might happen in them, I guess???)
• and there is a MOTHER so no Truly!! I'm so sad!!!
• Also no singing!! This might come as a surprise!!! But there you go!!!
• No old navy grandfather either
• Although they do sell Toot Sweets (except they're called Crackpot Whistline Sweets) so at least a little faith was restored there
ALL IN ALL: It's not that I care that it was different from the movie...I just wasn't so into the whole "lowkey robbery" thing happening. And I felt they took far too long to GET to the robbery. Too much driving, too much going through a boring cave, etc, etc. It was cute and fun and small human creatures who like cars would probably enjoy this.
(ALSO WHAT EVEN. THIS AUTHOR WROTE JAMES BOND. TALK ABOUT A SMALL CHANGE IN TUNE RIGHT HERE.)
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Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. He was a grandson of the Scottish financier Robert Fleming, who founded the Scottish American Investment Trust and the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co.
Fleming is best remembered for creating the character of James Bond and chronicling his adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories. Additionally, Fleming wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two non-fiction books.
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