Georgia Byng grew up in a large, noisy family in a house in Hampshire. She now lives in London with the conceptual artist Mark Quinn and her three children. Georgia loves to travel, whether it's flying off to India to research ideas for her new book or whizzing around London in her little electric car.
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. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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 Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.