Georgia Byng trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama and between acting jobs started writing and illustrating stories for children. Georgia has published picture books: THE SOCK MONSTERS (Orion), JACK'S TREE (A&C Black) and a short adventure: RAMSBOTTOM RUMBLE (A&C Black). Her first full-length novel, MOLLY MOON'S INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM (Macmillan) is now available in no fewer than 31 languages, and is the first in a series of six books following the wonderful adventures of Molly Moon.
The film of MOLLY MOON’S INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM with Molly played by Raffie Cassidy and cast including Dominic Monaghan, Sadie Frost and Joan Collins and several wonderfully talented kids was released in the US cinemas in 2015. UK theatrical release via Lionsgate expected in 2016. Directed by Christopher Rowley, produced by Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Georgia, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
Georgia lives in London with her partner and three children. Her latest book, ALBI THE GLOWING COW BOY, illustrated by Angela Cogo, was published January 2023.
Praise for ALBI:
“ALBI is an amazing magical story that will open kids' eyes to the possibility of a greener, happier future. . . Something to really inspire us to stop eating animals and take care of our precious planet, a great book for our time by the talented Georgia Byng “ – Mary McCartney
'Prepare to have your heart stolen, your imagination fired, and your mind blown by the adorable Albi, a small cow with a big message!' Ben Miller
THE GIRL WITH NO NOSE
Life is tough in Victorian times, especially when you’re different. Alice Peasbody was born with no nose. People laugh and jeer and call her Pancake Face. Even when she is given a prosthetic nose and moves to the big city and take an office job, she cowers in dark corners, but the arrival of good-natured, loving friends help her accept herself.
MOLLY MOON AND THE MONSTER MUSIC
UK: Macmillan US: HarperCollins; Chinese (simplified): Beijing Children's and Juvenile; German: Hanser; Russian: Atticus-Azbooka
Eleven-year-old Molly Moon is known and loved for her incredible powers - hypnotism, time-travelling, mind reading... But now something seems to have power over her. Not only has it made her a brilliant musician, it's given her thousands of new fans, all of whom are mesmerized by her. Literally. Only Petula, her pet pug, senses an off-note. Molly-the-Maker-of-Magical-Music is one thing, but Molly-the-Big-Old-Meanie is another - and every day Petula sees her kind owner become more and more horrible. What is going on? And can one determined dog sort it out... before Molly becomes truly monstrous?
MOLLY MOON'S INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM
UK: Macmillan Children's; US & Canada: HarperCollins; Basque: Erein; Bosnian: V.B.Z; Catalan: SM (Cruilla); Chinese (simplified
Orphan Molly Moon was found as a baby in a box marked ‘Moon’s Marshmallows’. She lives in grim Hardwick House, ruled over by monstrous, hairy-faced Miss Adderstone who makes her clean the toilets with her toothbrush. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Molly’s best friend Rocky is suddenly taken away to a new life with new parents.
While moping around the library Molly finds a mysterious old book on hypnotism and her life changes overnight. She discovers she has an amazing power to make people do anything she wants them to. Miss Adderstone is soon completely under her control, and Molly plots her daring escape from the orphanage. With some dazzling flashes from her hypnotic green eyes, she boards a jet bound for New York, where she hopes to find Rocky, fame and fortune.
But a sinister stranger is following her every move. He knows Molly’s secret and is determined to use her extraordinary gift for his own evil plan.
MOLLY MOON’S HYPNOTIC TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
Macmillan; AUDIO UK: Macmillan (unabridged); Catalan: SM (Cruilla); Dutch: Pimento; Estonian: Tiritamm; Finnish: Söderström; Fre
Molly Moon, 11 year old master hypnotist, finds herself in 1870 Jaipur in colonial India, facing an opponent even more dangerous than her uncle Cornelius Logan, the arch-villain of MOLLY MOON STOPS THE WORLD. Bittidat poses as a Maharajah, is the world’s most powerful hypnotist, and can travel through time with the help of his magic crystals. But he wants much more - to go back to the beginning of Time itself and find the great Light which bestows immortality. Molly is the single obstacle to his plans, and he must hypnotise her through time and space and destroy Molly before she reads THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM. In Bittidat’s palatial Rajastani quarters, Molly of the present is confronted by the spellbound Mollys of the past, her ten-year-old self, her six-year-old self and even a baby Molly and a puppy Petula. Each Molly of the past must be saved, for without a past, the Molly of the present and future cannot exist.
Join Molly and her friends Rocky, Forest, Ojas and Amrit the adorned elephant in a colourful passage through Victorian India in Georgia's Byng's fourth book in the best selling Molly Moon series.
MOLLY MOON, MICKY MINUS AND THE MIND MACHINE
UK: Macmillan Children's Books US: HarperCollins USA; Catalan: Ediciones SM (Cruilla); French: Albin Michel; Greek: Psichogios;
Molly Moon is on a mission to bring her long-lost twin brother, Micky, home. But before she can rescue him she has to find him, and he could be anywhere! Luckily Molly's time-travel talents and world-stopping skills help her in her search ...until a baby-faced villain with a precocious plan to have the world's biggest brain gets in her way! Can Molly, Petula the dog and their best friend, Rocky, use Molly's new secret weapon mind reading to defeat the brainy babe and her monstrous mind machine?
MOLLY MOON STOPS THE WORLD
UK: Macmillan; US&Canada: HarperCollins; Basque: Erein; Catalan: Cruilla; Chinese: China Children's Publishing House; Danish: Se
Molly Moon is an orphan with dazzling hypnotic powers. She can make anyone do anything she wants them to. But when she’s asked to investigate the sinister activities of an American billionaire, Molly is up a against a deadly opponent. Primo Cell is a master hypnotist who secretly controls the minds of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Can Molly take her powers to new heights in this battle against evil?
Prepare to be zapped into the fantastic sequel to MOLLY MOON’S INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM, the best-seller that launched one of the most exciting new talents in children’s books.
MOLLY MOON AND THE MORPHING MYSTERY
UK: Macmillan Children's Books; US: HarperCollins; Norwegian: Aschehoug Norsk; Swedish: Forma; Thai: Pearl; Catalan: Cruilla;Spa
Molly Moon’s parents think their daughter should try living a normal life. They hire a tutor and ban Molly from using her magical powers, but Molly is a time-travelling, mind-reading, time-stopping master hypnotist – even if she doesn’t go looking for adventure, adventure has a way of always finding her.
A book written by Molly’s great-great grandfather has fallen into the hands of a swanky casino owner who can only have the wickedest of intentions in mind – for the book divulges the ancient secret of morphing, and whoever can master the ability to morph into the animal or human of their choice will be able to control the entire world in no time at all! Molly, her newfound brother Micky, and her trusty pug Petula find themselves on a hair-raising race against time to track down the book before it’s too late. But once the secret of morphing is out, who – or what – can they trust?
From the jungles of South America to afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace, MORPHING MADNESS is the fifth book in the Molly Moon series, and is crammed full with adventures and surprises!
MOLLY MOON'S HYPNOTIC HOLIDAY
UK: Macmillan; Hebrew: Keter; Indonesian: Gramedia; Italian: Fabbri; Polish: Egmont Polska; Spanish: Grupo SM; Swedish: Egmont R
Molly Moon is back in her hotel suite in New York nursing a sore eye after an accident with a sharp, over-starched restaurant napkin. Taking Petula the pug dog for a walk, Molly witnesses an unfair game of dominoes between a rich man and a tramp. The tramp has been tricked and Molly desperately wants to help him; but how can she hypnotise the spoilt city worker with only one working eye? Her pendulum, of course! Now to have the rich and poor men exchange places so that one can learn humility and the other can regain his self-esteem.
THE RAMSBOTTOM RUMBLE
World all languages: A & C Black
Arthur Ramsbottom is Gran’s boyfriend, and he claims to work for the secret service. Tom and Dan are pretty sure he’s up to no good, but it’s going to take all their acting skills if they’re going to catch him out. THE RAMSBOTTOM RUMBLE is published as part of A&C Black’s BLACK CATS series.
ALBI THE GLOWING COW BOY
On a quiet farm in a frosty England, under the glowing light of a magical milk moon, a boy calf is born. His name is Albi, and he has no idea how extraordinary he is going to be. Several miles away lives a human boy called Rufus. Rufus is extraordinary in his own way, but he has no friends and no one to love him. Rufus seeks the family he never had, and he’ll go to any lengths to find it. Albi and Rufus must each embark on a journey that will take them across continents, showing them things they never believed could be true. But why are they so deeply connected? And will each extraordinary boy find what they’re searching for? An epic, one-of-a-kind story to encourage empathy and open questioning minds.