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Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism (Molly Moon #1)

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First-time author Georgia Byng mesmerizes audiences with an entrancing tale about a down-and-out orphan who hypnotizes her way to big-time adventures.

Molly Moon is treated like dirt in her squat English orphanage, with only her pal Rocky, starry Qube soda ads, and the library stacks to give her comfort. After she discovers Hypnotism: An Ancient

Paperback, 371 pages
Published April 13th 2004 by HarperCollins (first published 2002)
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I enjoyed this book so much.
Lacee Jarnagin

My review is over the book "Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism" by Georgia Byng. This book shares a story of a misunderstood, awkward orphan child, who discovers she possesses amazing "powers" and creates an incredible life for herself using a book of hypnotism.
This book is about an orphan young named Molly Moon hates living in Hardwick House. Every day she is 'bullied' by Miss Adderstone, the owner of the orphanage, who makes Molly's life miserable. Her best and
Aug 11, 2008 Wezy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all the children lit lovers!
Recommended to Wezy by: No one at all!
Orphan Molly Moon was found as a baby in a box marked 'Moon's Marshmallows'.

For ten miserable years she's lived under the cruel rule of Miss Adderstone in grim Hardwick House. But her life changes overnight when she finds a mysterious book on hypnotism and discovers an amazing talent - the power to make people do anything she want them to.

Escaping from the orphange, Molly flies to New York in search of fame and fortune. But her adventures in hypnotism lead her into the clutches of a dangerous e
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Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism is about a girl who stumbles upon a hypnotism book. Molly practices and practices but she just has a natural talent so she doesn't have to practice very hard. She has a best friend, Rockey, who gets adopted without telling her! Molly winds up in New York City trying to find him. if you like page-turning mysteries, this is an amazing book and you will find yourself up for hours reading, I know I was. 5 stars -RGM

Molly Moon is an eleven year old British orphan who, at first, hates her life but then one day she stumbles upon a big book of hyonotism and discovers that she has a telent for hypnotizing people (the bad thing is that she steals the book). She soon hypnotizes her way to New York and gets a major part in a Broadway musical, all through hypnotism. But there's an evil "professor" of hypnotism who wants to get the book back and also wants to blackmail Molly into staging a c
I really cannot express how much I love this book. I first read it when I was nine and now eight years later I am still enchanted by it. I also cannot remember just how many times I've read it, but each time I finish it I fall in love with it even more. And, each time I start it I attempt to savour every sentence, only to be drawn into it completely and have a marathon reading session for the last quarter of the book.

Molly breathed in the fresh cold night air and grinned at the still, sleeping
Destinee Sutton
I quite enjoyed this. It's a refreshing fantasy-adventure tale in that our young, parent-less heroine isn't trying to save the world from the ultimate evil (aren't you getting a little sick of that worn-out plot?) but instead escaping an awful life and having her every wish fulfilled. Until, of course, she realizes that having your every wish fulfilled is never all it's cracked up to be. True, it's a little cheeseball with the moral, but, like I said, I enjoyed it, and I don't doubt that many ki ...more
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism is really the first book that wowed me. It was a mix of everything I adored. It had the elements of a fantasy, but yet when it was so unreal at times, at others it was just simply about this average potato-nosed, green eyed, skinny, akward looking girl named Molly. By displaying how average Molly was, it made the elements of fantasy in the story seem more believable. I think that a good story balances out the unreal parts of it by adding some regular tra ...more
As another Goodreads reviewer wrote, "I despise reading about bullies. And if I do have to read about them, there better be a good payoff in the end."

The payoff was there but it was way late and a dollar short.

I found none of the characters to be likable enough to inspire my attention and the moral, the lesson, the moment of redemption, remorse and reconfiguring, was not boldly drawn so as to make up for the pages and pages and pages of selfish, irresponsible behavior perpetrated by all of the
I am far from being a kid, but I read this kids' book while on vacation because the house we were renting happened to have it. Before I started, I thought it would be a poor rendition in the Harry Potter/magical/fantastical genre, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised and quite enjoyed it. It's about a young girl in an orphanage who is typically picked on and made fun of. She finds that she has the power to hypnotize people, and through pluck and ingenuity, embarks on escapades and a ...more
Usvaldo Carrera
You are about to depart on an Incredible journey call Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism this book has Incredible journey why because she is a slow dog and even can't not run.When Molly have a fake flu her mom put out the thermometer then she look at the thermometer she said you have one hundred and three degrees but Molly did't have one hundred and three degrees she put the thermometer in a hot!!! pot of water.her mom said that she have to make a lot of chicken soap but Molly hates chic ...more
Eleanor Powell
There are lots of interesting characters in this book. Rocky, Molly, Hazel, Gemma, Jerry, Jinx, Miss Addison, Edna, Knockman and Lucy Logan. Molly and Lucy Logan are really good at hypnotism. Molly hypnotises Edna and Miss Addison. She makes them like Molly much more so that she can get whatever she wants! I like this book because I like hypnotism and it's an exciting story. I wish I could do hypnotism!
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Molly Moon is just plain miserable. She lives in a dirty orphanage with a mean matron and kids that bully her. She feels ugly and unloved and not in any way special. That all changes the day she visits the library (great things always happen there!) and discovers a mysterious book about hypnotism. After reading the book, Molly discovers that with a flash of her dazzling eyes, she can make people do anything she wants. Molly’s life is about to get much, much better! “So far in life, Molly had dra ...more
The dull orphan of Hardwick House Orphanage is like aby ordinary orphan. Molly Moon who has been in the orphanage since a baby was never adopted by any other visitor but has been in the orphanage for 12 years! She whom was found in a box on the doorstep of Hardwick House Orphanagee. But ever since the curious and adventurous Mooly Moon discover a library next to the orphanage, she learned many secrets. But there's something about the librarian. She seems quite fishy that librarian had some kind ...more
This is the first book of the Molly Moon series. In this book, Molly lives a dismal life in the Hardwick Orphanage, and the owner is a cranky old lady, whose name is Mrs. Ardwick. Mrs. Ardwick not fond of little children, but that is exactly what Molly is: a little girl. She has only one friend, named Rocky. She and Rocky have to face Mrs. Ardwick's bad temper, breath, and lots and lots of work. But one day, when Molly is lolling around in the library, she finds a book about hypnotism. She finds ...more
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism was a great book! It was a constant page turner filled with suspense on each page. This book was adventurous and made me feel like I was there watching the whole thing happen! Even when I was not reading the book, I still felt like I was In Molly's world. The book was about a young orphan named Molly, who found the key to her life... the book of hypnotism. Ever since the book landed in Molly's hands, it had changed her life forever. She had traveled from ...more
Jacky He
This book was really good. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. This book is about a girl named Molly Moon who lives in an orphanage. Her life isn't perfect; she lives in an orphanage filled with mean assistants & elders. As if her life wasn't bad enough, her best friend Rocky gets adopted in NYC without informing her. Her life starts to take on a twist when she finds a secret book about hypnotism. She hypnotizes everyone she comes across, and discovers she's a natural at it. Using he ...more
I read this because J.B. said it was the best book he's ever read and it's been awhile since I've read a chapter book at his level.
I understand his enjoyment--story of plain, awkward orphan child who discovers she possesses amazing talents and skills and creates an incredible life for herself.
As for my adult critique--the writing wasn't that great, the hypnotism was way over-used. (Mollie is explaining her gift of hypnotism to Rocky while he is hypnotizing her, while she and he have both been h
The next day, Molly was sure that soon enough she could find Rocky, no matter what. Molly went downstairs and, since Miss Anderstone was of a bad humor today, then she told her to come to her office after breakfast. In breakfast, Edna, who was hypnotized, served Molly a wonderful breakfast, meanwhile, the people Molly hated or made fun of her ate a spicy breakfast. Hazel said a bad comment about Edna's food and Edna got really mad, in that moment, Miss Anderstone told edna to come to her office ...more
Cristina Boncea
Molly nu-și cunoscuse niciodată părinții și locuia la Căminul Hardwick împreună cu alți copii abandonați.
Aceasta nu avea prea mulți prieteni și era mereu pedepsită pentru cele mai mici chestii.
Într-o zi, Molly descoperă o carte despre hipnotism la biblioteca din Briersville și învață tehnicile scrise de către Doctorul Logan.
Ceea ce nu știe Molly e că un alt bărbat, un așa-zis profesor Nockman, își dorea cu disperare cartea pentru a-și duce la împlinire scopul și de a se îmbogăți.
Molly își folos
Alisha B
Molly’s is an average child’s fantasy. “Oh, how I wish I could get back at Mom for making me eat lima beans. She knows I hate them, that’s why she gives it to me!” The idea of being able to get revenge for being served vegetables they hate and being force-marched to bed at 9 o’clock makes Molly Moon a fun and silly read for the 8-12 crowd.

I also made the mistake of reading it by myself. It was actually a restart. Mags and I had started reading it last spring and had to set it aside when we were
HA HA what a hillarious read! In this amazing and well...hypnotizing novel, you will learn about a girl named Molly Moon with an extraordinary talent, hypnotism. Watch as she uses her electric green eyes and drowsy voice to set people all over into trances. Follow Molly as she puts people into trances and even uses her powers to rob a jewel bank! all for a good cause though. Of course she has to learn how to hypnotise and that is where the old book she finds in the school library comes in. This ...more
I know this book is geared to those of a younger age than me, but this is still one of my all time favorite series. Molly moon is living every child’s dream, especially mine. I would read the books and feel that I was the character. Sometimes all of the things she could do I found to be just plain unfair, and I would sometimes feels jealous that somebody could do all of those things, and find a magic hypnotism book. I guess that's what any author would want though, to have their characters ackno ...more
3 1/2 étoiles. J'ai emprunté Molly Moon à la bibliothèque scolaire de mon fils, où je suis bénévole. J'avais entendu parler de Molly, cette Harry Potter féminine, et la couverture, avec le chien, m'intriguait depuis longtemps. J'ai bien aimé les aventures de Molly, ses réflexions, ses questions et son périple aux États-Unis.

Toutefois, je me demande à quel groupe d'âge le livre s'adresse. J'ai trouvé que la traduction française était bonne, mais qu'elle utilisait des mots un peu compliqués (il f
Karen Field
Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng is a children’s book that breaks all the rules. When an agent or a publisher tells a writer that they cannot write about people smoking, or about children doing naughty things (like stealing and running away)…don’t listen to them, because this book has all these things and more.

The author tells an interesting story about an orphan girl who finds an old book on Hypnotism in the local library. The girl’s name is Molly Moon and she discovers
I thought this book was really cute, but at the same time pretty sad. Seriously, if I was Molly, I would totally rebel. Rebel against everything in that awful hell-hole of an orphanage. She is like a priest for having such tolerance for all of the disrespect and vulgarity she is given there. If someone told me that I had to wash out all of the toilet bowls with my own tooth brush for a week as a penalty to "using too much bathwater" I would WITHOUT A DOUBT not do it. I really hope that things li ...more
I thought Molly Moon was a very fun and whimsical book about a girl who wants to get her fame in the world. It also shows Molly's struggles as she tries to take on the roles of what most adults would normally be doing in this day and age. It's a great read if you're looking for something refreshing and out-of-the-ordinary. It's also an extreme page-turner, especially in the more exciting parts of the book!!!
Molly Moon, Is a 12 year old girl who was living in a orrible orphanage run by the evil Mrs. Agnerstone. She gave ridiculous punsishments to the smallest of things and paid particular attention to making Molly's life more horrible then ever in her orphanage Hardwick house. Molly has been living there since she was jst a baby no more then a years old and she was found on the doorstep, her life was awful from that day on until she mysteriously fell upon a 100 yr old book in her library, that book ...more
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Lady Georgia Mary Caroline Byng, (b. 1965), is a British author of children's books and a former actress. Her first writing was for a comic strip, and her first published book was The Sock Monsters. Byng's best known work is Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism and its sequels, about a girl who finds a book about hypnotism and learns how to hypnotize people. Georgia's first published item was ...more
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