Molly Moon & the Monster Music
By Georgia Byng
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780061661631, 320pp.)
Publication Date: February 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Molly Moon can play any instrument. The harmonica! The guitar! The drums! The piano! You name it!
Molly is back - and she's a rock star. In this fun-filled conclusion to the Molly Moon series, Molly faces the music - the hypnotic music - of a magical coin that has the power to enslave its listeners...and turn them into monsters!
Georgia Byng grew up outside Winchester, in England, near the river Itchen, with three naughty brothers and a sister. Her dad was nature loving and her mum was very encouraging and warm. The nearby country lane with its many cottages was somewhere Georgia first found out about characters, for it was teeming with them, and she used to interview them. Otherwise she would try to sell these neighbours things she had made.
As a child she loved acting and so at 18 went to The Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After college she began to paint and write. She had always written poems and songs but now she started writing stories.
Her first were in comic strip, a medium that she worked with for five years. The Sock Monsters was her first published book in 1995 - a comic strip story for 5 - 7 year olds.
Georgia lives in a house in London full of old and new art, as her husband is the conceptual artist Marc Quinn. Marc keeps all sorts of strange things in the fridge - once he had to keep a Canadian frog in there as it was hibernating and had to be kept cold. They and their family, Tiger, Lucas and Sky love to travel, their favorite destination being India.
Praise for the Molly Moon series:“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)
“Recommend this novel to fans of Lemony Snicket.”
-School Library Journal
“Molly Moon is back, and Byng has outdone herself. Molly is irresistible. More than just roaring good fun; it’s a feel-good story that will leave [readers] hungry for more about a winning kid who learns to be comfortable in her own skin.”
“An enjoyable over-the-top page turner.”
“Can there ever be too many Molly Moon’s?”