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Title:
Molly Moon stops the world
Author:
Byng, Georgia.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
375 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Believing that she has been sent to Los Angeles by her librarian friend, Lucy Logan, to stop an evil plot by the wealthy Primo Cell, Molly Moon and her friend Roger, orphans with unusual hypnotic powers, find themselves in danger from an unsuspected source.
General Note:
Sequel to: Molly Moon's incredible book of hypnotism.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
800 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 11.0 77847.
ISBN:
9780060514105

9780060514136
Format :
Book

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Stop! You are about to embark on an incredible journey to Hollywood with the dazzling young hypnotist Molly Moon. But be warned: this trip is very dangerous, evil lurks on every page. Molly Moon is back -- and this time she's hypnotizing her way to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Along with Rocky and Petula the pug, Molly is tracking the sinister activities of American billionaire Primo Cell, who wants to become president and take over the world. He has all the Hollywood celebrities in his power, but Molly Moon has an amazing power of her own, which even she doesn't know about. . .


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 5-8. Molly Moon ( Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism0 , 2003) is back, and Byng has outdone herself. This time Molly, Rocky, and the rest of the orphanage gang are off to Los Angeles, where Molly must foil Primo Cell, a brilliant, power-mad, billionaire hypnotist, who may have kidnapped Davina Nuttel and possibly hypnotized half of Hollywood and most of the important people in America. But that's not all. Can Molly learn to control her mysterious new ability to stop time? Molly is irresistible: a skinny, 11-year-old mastermind with wild hair, who eats ketchup sandwiches, defeats seemingly invincible adults with her amazing abilities, yet yearns for a family. Plot twists abound, characters aren't who they seem to be, and danger escalates at a breakneck pace. The action is nonstop, but kids who need to care about characters will find this to be more than just roaring good sf; it's a feel-good story that will leave them hungry for more about a winning kid who learns to be comfortable in her own skin. --Chris Sherman Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Familiar characters face new adventures this spring. Georgia Byng offers more hypnotic high jinks in Molly Moon Stops the World, the sequel to Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism, which PW described as "a lively symphony of hilarious escapades and madcap chases." This time, Molly travels to Los Angeles to stop a powerful hypnotist businessman who is trying to take over Hollywood-and then the world. Along with twists and surprises, Byng also works in themes about the pervasiveness of advertising and the influence of celebrity endorsements. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-A lighthearted sequel to Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism (HarperCollins, 2003). In this adventure, Molly discovers from her mentor Lucy Logan that a man named Primo Cell is trying to take over the world and that she is the only one who can stop him. The girl goes to California, gets into the Academy Awards, swanky Hollywood parties, and more, all in an effort to discover how to stop Cell. She finds out that he has mastered the art of casting permanent hypnotic spells and must find out how to break them before he becomes president of the U.S. Readers are likely to enjoy this fun fantasy; as long as they don't delve too deeply, they won't notice the contrivances and the many holes in the story. This title will appeal to fans of the first story and may garner a few new ones-if they are willing to turn off their reality buttons.-Saleena L. Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.