|By (author):||Korman, Gordon|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14 Canadian|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories|
|Awards:||OLA Silver Birch Award - Fiction (2014) Short-listed
Parents' Choice Award, Recommended Seal (2013) Commended
Libris Award - Young Reader Book of the Year, Retail Council of Canada (2014) Short-listed
|Size:||7.60in x 5.27in x 0.75in|
|From The Publisher*||An all-new, mesmerizing series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman |
Is it a gift . . . or is it a curse? Jax Opus can use his colour-changing eyes to make people do things they don't want to do. (Only his colour-blind best friend, Tommy, seems immune.) At first, Jax doesn't know what he's doing - temporarily hypnotizing friends, foes, and strangers. But then his power pushes things way too far, and his secret isn't a secret any longer.
Soon Jax finds himself meeting Dr. Elias Mako, who wants him to join a special institute that will teach him how to use his powers. But what will his powers be used for? That's the big question for Jax as his hypnotic abilities draw him into a conspiracy that will have him racing against time and a mysterious mastermind to save his best friend, his parents, and the entire country.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a fast, fun, and fantastic adventure about a kid who can make other people do what he wants - and who's wanted big-time because of it.
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Hypnotists: |
"I loved the new Gordon Korman book The Hypnotists . . . it kept me on the edge of my seat." -The National Post (Michael, age 9)
"Very original. It's a great book for anyone who likes fantastic stories, magic, and mysteries. I'm hoping to see a sequel soon. 9/10." -OWL Magazine (Kira, age 12)
"The fast-paced first volume in Korman's Hypnotists series introduces some historical conspiracies worthy of Dan Brown . . . an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." -Publishers Weekly
"There's action aplenty, and belly laughs too." -Kirkus
|Biographical Note||GORDON KORMAN wrote his first novel, This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!, when he was only 12 years old. To date, he has written over 70 middle-grade and YA novels, including three titles in the #1 New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and now lives with his family in Great Neck, New York. Connect with him at ...|