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

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hypnotism

Molly Moon is no ordinary orphan. When she finds a mysterious old book on hypnotism, she discovers she can make people do whatever she wants. But a sinister stranger is watching her every move and he'll do anything to steal her hypnotic secret...
Paperback, 371 pages
Published April 13th 2004 by HarperCollins (first published 2002)
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Dec 03, 2007 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book so much.
Dec 16, 2013 Lacee rated it really liked it
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 really liked it
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
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
Aug 15, 2016 Crispitina30 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Cuando un libro te mantiene en ascuas de principio a fin, hasta el punto de irte a la cama y quedarte pensando en él, sabes que es algo más que un buen libro.

Ha sido MARAVILLOSO. El argumento, los personajes, la magia, las aventuras...todo. Me he enamorado por completo de Molly y su hipnotismo, y me he sentido muy identificada con algunas cosas de su personalidad. También me he visto totalmente dentro de la historia, pues la narración infantil pero detallada de la autora me ha hecho vivirla desd
Dec 30, 2008 Tannis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Sep 20, 2010 Polina rated it it was amazing
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
Book Review Team
Feb 04, 2008 Book Review Team rated it it was amazing
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
Adorable story! Brought back the good old childhood memories when I enjoyed reading Roald Dhal. Looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
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
Aug 28, 2011 Iris rated it really liked it
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
Jul 27, 2016 Alberto rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Llevaba varios años queriendo leer Molly Moon y el increíble libro del hipnotismo, desde que, estando en el colegio, lo viera por todos lados y algunos amigos me lo recomendaran, pero no había tenido la oportunidad de leerlo hasta ahora y, la verdad, creo que me ha llegado un poco tarde.

Jun 28, 2010 Krista rated it it was ok
Shelves: to-read-cdb
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
Usvaldo Carrera
Sep 30, 2015 Usvaldo Carrera rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 16, 2008 Eleanor Powell rated it it was amazing
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!
Aug 18, 2016 Jaosmut77 rated it really liked it
This book is about a girl called Molly and she is in the orphanage and she is with her best friend there called Rocky. they grew up together there and they were very close. Later, molly found a hypnotism book in the library and studied how to hypnotize people. One day Rocky got adopted but Molly didn't. The next day there was a talent show and the winner will get $300 so molly decided to join the talent show. Molly hypnotized the judge so that she could win and she succeeded so Molly used that m ...more
May 25, 2014 Cathyl rated it it was amazing
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Mar 07, 2012 IndyPL Kids Book Blog rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
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
Jul 08, 2009 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 29, 2011 Cherry rated it really liked it
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
Oct 21, 2011 Suhitha rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 15, 2010 Jacky He rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 07, 2009 Megan rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
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
Nov 18, 2011 Elena rated it really liked it
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
Feb 18, 2015 Cristina Boncea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves
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
Jul 13, 2009 Becky rated it it was amazing
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
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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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