The book is a sequel to the classic Ian Fleming children's novel, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, first published in 1964.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again is the first of three Chitty new books by Boyce. It will be published in hardback and ebook on October 7, 2011, by Macmillan Children’s Books in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Commonwealth, excluding Canada, and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.co.uk.
In other Chitty news, looks like the book will be published in the U.S. by Candlewick on March 13, 2012. Below is the cover art. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.