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Paperback Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism Book

ISBN: 0330399853

ISBN13: 9780330399852

Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism

(Book #1 in the Molly Moon Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. She might not be as photogenic as Harry Potter, but the charming Molly Moon makes up the difference in pluck in this somewhat similar story of a put-upon English orphan who finds that she has...

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5 ratings

A nice book for Harry Potter like fantasy fans

I bought this book while I was in the Potter fever about 4 years ago. I had just ended up reading the 3rd book, and the forth one was not available at the stores yet, so I bought this interesting book. It tells the story of a group of children that use a book about hypnotism to carry on some very nice adventures. Telling more would ruin the entire book. In the bad side, this suffers the same plot problems found in the Harry Potter books: when it's getting interesting at the end of the book, the whole plot solves too quickly with a series of very well chosen events in a matter of a couple of pages. Anyway, this is an easy going book that will catch your attention if you like this kind of fantasy. I'd recommend it as a weekend lecture for you or your children.

Can't wait for the adventure to continue!

If there is another book with as much fun and adventure in it involving an orphan hypnotist, I haven't found it! Molly Moon is an adorable character who you can't help but love. Her hard times at the orphanage seem nearly over when she finds a book on hypnotism at the local library and makes her way across the pond to NYC where she becomes, of all things, a Broadway baby and a bank bandit - all in the same month. Not to be missed by any reader with an affinity for Lemony Snicket or Harry Potter. You won't be able to wait for the sequel. Truly fun stuff with a cherry on the top.

Will not compare it to Harry Potter!

As a middle school librarian, I find myself reading almost as much young adult fiction as adult fiction and non-fiction. I think my 6th and 7th graders will thoroughly enjoy this book. Molly is an unfortunate young orphan, a bit odd looking, unliked by everyone at the orphanage except for her friend Rocky. The orphanage is run by a group of mean-spirited adults who seem to despise children. Even the head-mistress's dog is cranky. Molly's only safe haven is the town's library. During one visit she discovers a book on hypnotism, shelved incorrectly because the H has been torn off. She finds out that someone else has been searching for this book, the evil Professor Nockman. (Can a Professor be this evil?) He has travelled from the United States to obtain this book, and Molly overhears hisranting and raving when the book is not available. She sneaks it out and now her adventure begins. As she reads the book and perfects the art of hypnosis, her world is turned upside-down. Her many escapades are entertaining and cause you to cheer inside. While orphans and evil adults seem to be a recurring theme in many books for young people, the author is successful in keeping one's interest. The twists and turns are exciting.I think that most young people will be fascinated by this book.


I received an advance copy of Molly Moon and read it in 2 nights. The characters are easy to identify with and the story is entertaining. I teach 3rd grade and we have been reading this book as a read aloud. The kids love it and beg me to read more than one chapter at a time!

Amazing book!

I just bought this book yesterday and started reading it last night. I don't know exactly what made me buy it; maybe the flashy hypnotic cover, which I love. It's a very gripping book and I just couldn't put it down.Molly Moon is an orphan at the Hardwick House orphanage, which is run by horrible Miss Adderstone. Miss Adderstone doesn't like Molly and Molly hates her. In fact, no one likes Molly, except her best (and only) friend, Rocky. Molly keeps getting into trouble and she thinks her life is horrible, until she finds "HYPNOTISM -- AN ANCIENT ART EXPLAINED" by Dr. Logan in a library. An American man wanted it, but he thought the librarian had lost it and Molly sneaks it away. She soon discovers she is a natural hypnotist and has many people under her control. Unfortunately, while she had had a big argument with Rocky and wasn't speaking to him, he had been adopted by some Americans who had come to visit the orphanage. So, after winning the Briersville Talent Competition, she takes her money and boards a plane to New York, with Miss Adderstone's pug, Petula, whom she had hypnotized into liking her. She checks into the most expensive room of the most expensive hotel in Manhattan and seeks fame and fortune. But the American man, Professor Nockman, is on her trail and he wishes to use her hypnotic powers to commit a huge bank robbery. Molly is very confused and she soon finds a life of fame and fortune isn't as good as it seems and she is determined to find a better one, by being herself. Molly faces many challenges and changes a lot. In the end, she no longer thinks her life is horrible; she finds it's very good.It's amazing to see how Molly changes, as a person. A lot of changes also happen around her and Molly is faced with many surprises. In the end, she learns that she likes herself just the way she is and so do other people. This is a lovely book and a must-read for every booklover.
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