Molly Moon Stops the World

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Molly Moon Stops the World
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Author Georgia Byng
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's novel
Published 2003 HarperCollins, Macmillan Children's Books
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-330-41577-8
OCLC 52621389
Preceded by Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Followed by Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time-Travel Adventure

Molly Moon Stops the World is a 2003 children's novel by British author Georgia Byng. It is the second instalment in the Molly Moon six-book series.

Premise[edit]

In Molly Moon Stops the World, Molly Moon is fixing the orphanage with the money she earned in New York City. Davina Nuttel, a famous child actress, and Molly Moon's rival, gets kidnapped by Primo Cell, a powerful leader and rich businessman.

Molly travels to Los Angeles, California and finds out she can stop time, a feat that enables her to stop an evil plot.

Critical reception and audiobook[edit]

Several reviewers favoured this book to the previous novel in the series.[1][2] Publishers Weekly gave the novel a positive review, stating "[a]long with twists and surprises, Byng also works in themes about the pervasiveness of advertising and the influence of celebrity endorsements."[3] Kristi Olson from Kidsreads.com recommended the book especially for Lemony Snicket fans, stating there were many suspenseful twists throughout the story.[4] Mary Thomas from CM: An Electronic Reviewing Journal of Canadian Materials for Young People gave the book a four out of four rating, stating "Molly's world may be unreal, but her friendships and feelings are genuine and add an extra dimension to a book that could otherwise be dismissed as totally fantastic."[2]

An audiobook, read by Clare Higgins, was released in 2004. Lolly Gepson from Booklist stated her reading was magical, commenting that "[s]he is equally adept at sounding like upper-crust nobs and cockney orphans or Hollywood phonies."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MOLLY MOON STOPS THE WORLD Kirkus Reviews March 1, 2004 "Chock-full of classic B-movie adventure—from shocking revelations of parentage to a deus ex machina escape from an overly elaborate evil-genius deathtrap: an enjoyable over-the-top page-turner"
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Mary (June 18, 2004). "Molly Moon Stops the World.". CM: An Electronic Reviewing Journal of Canadian Materials for Young People. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ MOLLY MOON STOPS THE WORLD Publishers Weekly " Along with twists and surprises, Byng also works in themes about the pervasiveness of advertising and the influence of celebrity endorsements."
  4. ^ Olson, Kristi (April 1, 2004). "Molly Moon Stops the World". Kidsreads.com. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gepson, Lolly (September 15, 2004). "Molly Moon Stops the World". Booklist. 101 (2): 261 – via ProQuest. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Davidson, Saleena L. (May 2004). "Molly Moon Stops the World". School Library Journal. 50 (5): 144 – via ProQuest. 
  • Shamsudin, Malina (February 25, 2004). "Good golly, Miss Molly!". New Strait Times – via LexisNexis. 
  • Sherman, Chris (May 1, 2004). "Molly Moon Stops the World". Booklist. 100 (17): 1559 – via ProQuest. 

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