Molly Moon has spent all her life in Hardwick House, a miserable orphanage run by hairy-faced Miss Adderson whose favourite punishment is making Molly clean the toilets with her toothbrush. But when she finds the mysterious book on hypnotism in the library, Molly realises she possesses an extraordinary talent. Soon she's hypnotised the cook to produce delicious Italian meals and instructed Miss Adderson to wear a pair of knickers on her head. Then she wins 3,000 pounds in a talent contest and flies to New York where she hypnotises her way into the swankiest hotel in Manhattan. But hot on Molly's trail is sinister Professor Nockman, who's determined to use her unique powers to stage a spectacular crime. The book of hypnotism is leading her into big, big trouble...Meet Molly Moon, a brilliant new character in children's literature. This sparklingly funny and original adventure story marks the debut of a talented young writer who is destined for the top of the bestseller lists.