Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure

Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure

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by Georgia Byng
     
 

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Molly Moon meets...Molly Moon? In this third book in the New York Times best-selling series, Molly Moon may have finally met her match. She heads to India to learn more about the ancient art of hypnosis, and runs into her arch nemesis...and, through time-travel experiments, younger versions of herself! Who is the real Molly Moon?

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Molly Moon meets...Molly Moon? In this third book in the New York Times best-selling series, Molly Moon may have finally met her match. She heads to India to learn more about the ancient art of hypnosis, and runs into her arch nemesis...and, through time-travel experiments, younger versions of herself! Who is the real Molly Moon?

Praise for Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism:
"This bigger-than-life tale offers delightfully dastardly villains, a sympathetic heroine who lives out every child's dream and plenty of fast-paced action." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for Molly Moon Stops the World:
"A charming, timeless tale." USA Today

Georgia Byng is the author of Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism, and Molly Moon Stops the World. She has always enjoyed acting and performing and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama and is now a full-time writer. Georgia lives with the post-modern artist Marc Quinn, her daughter Tiger, and her son Lucas in London.

Editorial Reviews

Has Molly Moon finally met her match? In the third installment of this hypnotic series, Molly catapults to India to learn more about the ancient art of hypnosis. But her entrancing education runs into a major roadblock when she encounters an arch-nemesis and, perhaps worse yet, a full quartet of younger versions of herself!
Publishers Weekly
In this third adventure about the heroine cum master hypnotist, she finds herself (or should one say her selves?) duplicated at various points in her childhood. Can she pull herself together? Ages 8-12. (Jan.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-If reading a Molly Moon title means navigating a variety of twists, turns, and sudden surprising revelations, then this addition to the series is no exception. Having perfected her hypnotic technique and defeated her villainous uncle in Molly Moon Stops the World (HarperCollins, 2004), the protagonist is caught completely unaware when a stranger kidnaps her beloved pug, Petula. It isn't long before Molly follows the pet backwards in time to 1870 India. There, she meets the repulsive Maharaja of Waqt, a spoonerism-loving cad who collects time-traveling crystals. Seeing Molly as an obstacle to his plans, he sets about kidnapping her at ages ten, six, and three, and as a baby. Now she must rescue her former selves and find a way to defeat Waqt, all while navigating some tricky time travel and taking care not to change anything in the past that would significantly alter the future. Byng plays fast and loose with her time-travel rules, often contradicting herself and making up explanations for problems encountered along the way. The breakneck speed of the novel, which reads like an elaborate chase sequence, will undoubtedly please fans and leave them howling for the next installment. Though sloppy, the plot is undeniably engaging and even attempts to explain the rudimentary differences between Hinduism and Islam. Just don't expect any condemnations of colonialism. This is an ambitious addition to the genre and a first purchase for any library in which the previous titles are popular.-Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060750329
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/16/2005
Series:
Molly Moon Series, #3
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure


By Georgia Byng

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2005 Georgia Byng
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060750324

Chapter One

The old temple priest stooped and slowly filled the metal lily-pad dishes with milk. As he did, sacred rats came scurrying from the shadows to drink. They were, he believed, reborn people. He chuckled as they ran over his feet, and he dropped a handful of sweetmeats on the floor. He nodded to the statue of the many-armed god before him, touched the purple mark on his forehead, then crouched down on his crooked heels.

He thought how pretty the big, flat dishes looked -- each was a white moon with twenty dark gray rats around it, sipping at the milk. The rats looked like furry petals, their pink tails flitting about like fronds in the wind.

He glanced through the temple's pillars to the sunny street outside. Three pony dealers were quarreling over some money and, nearby, children were chattering noisily as they watched some piglets snuffling in the gutter. Women in saris stood gossiping as they drew water from a stone well, and nearby a camel groaned as it was loaded. A beggar sat cross-legged playing a flute through his nose. A holy cow whisked flies with its tail and surveyed the scene.

Behind the cow was a rickety wooden paan stall. Here, a man with a pinched rat-like face, a big mustache, and a purple turban dismounted his horse. Straightening his silk coat, he stood impatiently, tapping the dusty road with a moccasined foot. The paan seller sprinkled some brown betel-nut powder onto a green betel leaf. He added grated coconut andaniseed, and squeezed some red sticky syrup on top. Then he rolled it all up and finally offered the breath freshener up to his customer. Without acknowledging him, the smart man took it and put it in his mouth. He dropped a few coins at the stallholder's feet and, chewing, mounted his horse again.

As the paan seller turned, an incredible thing happened. There was a BOOM, and the horse and its rider vanished into thin air.

The man fell on his knees in fear.

In the temple, the priest waggled his head from side to side. Then he bowed to the rats before him, put his hands together, and said a prayer.

Continues...


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Meet the Author

Georgia Byng grew up by the river Itchen in Hampshire, England, in a large family. She started writing as a child, interviewing people who lived in the local village.

As an adult, Georgia wrote comic strips and eventually turned to writing books without pictures. She lives with the artist Marc Quinn and her children Tiger, Lucas, and Sky. Georgia has the following message for readers of this latest Molly Moon adventure: "Music is incredibly powerful. Some of it is even hypnotic. Listen and see!"

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the whole molly moon seris at least 5 times and by far this book is my favorite one. I have each book on my nook and a hard copy so there is no excuse not to read molly moon wherever i go. as i have read all the books, i feel like molly and i have grown on each other and that i actually know what she is like as a person. That takes a lot of talent and writing ability so props to you ms. Georgia byng. I would recomend this book to any one from a second grader to a 90 year old her books are just that good. Everyone should read the molly moon seris and any other books by georgia byng. All i have to say it thank you ms. Georgia byng for this wonderful work of liturature. thank you love your biggest fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the molly moon books. I think Mrs. Byng is a great author. I am on her third book. I reccomend this book for children my age. This is a great series. Georgia has a very wild imagonation. I think this book is very well writen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think the author really put a lot of detail into it. So when ever something happened you knew how it happened who it happened to and why it happened. I reccomend you read this book it may be long but it is so much fun to read about molly moons crazy adventure!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book its great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who probAbly havent even read the book yet are just gabbing away get a tecting app you can call me goody two shoes but im not an idiot i love molly moon and i wish i was her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have one thing to say to the person who posted #6 or 7 or whatever. THIS BOOK IS NOT TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT IS PART OF THE BEST SERIES IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS WHOLE SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Georgia Byng's #1 fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the bestbook yet cant wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No its not sad at all really its actually quite funny
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just started reading this book and it's great! I started reading Molly moon's first book but finsihed it this morning when I woke up. This book is kinda hard to understand sort of.I mean, I think I accidently skipped Molly moon saves the world. Will somone please right a reveiw and tell me I was supposed to read Molly Moon saves the world be fore I read Molly Moon hypnotic time travel please!!!!!! Oh well. This book is as great as Warrior Cats. I don't like books alot. A book has to be really good for me to like it and I mean really really good. So if you get a compliment on a book, you're really lucky. It's one great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks through the ruins of the old camp, memories flooding through her head. This had been her first rp ever and she kinda missed it.
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Cool and i am 13 with brown hair just loves science and adventures even exciting new episodes of adventure times this is not a bio
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R u guys actually talk abiut the book ir just be creepy?
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YOU MAMA SO UGLY WHEN SHE LOOKS IN A MIRROR IT SAYS "VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED" <P> YO MAMA SO OLD SHE HAS AN AUTOGRAPHED BIBLE <P> YOU MAMA SO FAT, SHE DOSNT WALK, SHE ROLLS <P> HOW YOU FEELIN?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because u deserve it
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A few zombie rp's, a skyrim one, a killing one. I think that's it. Is there some new hotspot? Because 'party' and 'cup of joe' were abandoned last time I checked.
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