Hoodoo

Hoodoo

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Twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family with a rich tradition of practicing folk magic: hoodoo, as most people call it. But even though his name is Hoodoo, he can't seem to cast a simple spell.
Then a mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, and Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their graves. Even worse, he soon learns the Stranger is looking for a boy. Not just any boy. A boy named Hoodoo. The entire town is at risk from the Stranger's black magic, and only Hoodoo can defeat him. He'll just need to learn how to conjure first.
Set amid the swamps, red soil, and sweltering heat of small town Alabama in the 1930s, Hoodoo is infused with a big dose of creepiness leavened with gentle humor.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 144 x 216 x 21mm | 340g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0544445252
  • 9780544445253
  • 1,222,280

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"What a splendid novel. Reader, be prepared to have your foundations shaken: this is a world that is deeper, more wondrous, more spiritually charged than you may have ever imagined." --Gary D. Schmidt, two-time Newbery Honor medalist and author of "The Wednesday Wars" "Oh, wow! "Hoodoo" may just be the perfect book for a rainy day. Find a dog that will sit with you . . . and read on to your heart's content. What a fun discovery!" --Nikki Giovanni, poet and award-winning author of "Rosa""I loved this book. Told by a narrator you won't soon forget, it is filled with myth and legend, danger and bravery. "Hoodoo" is pure folk magic, if you didn't know." --Keith Donohue, "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Stolen Child"
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Rating details

1,385 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 23% (312)
4 41% (571)
3 29% (403)
2 6% (81)
1 1% (18)
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