Hoodoo

By Ronald L. Smith
Read by Ron Butler

5.53 Hours 12/06/2016 unabridged
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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. When a mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their graves. Even worse, he soon learns the Stranger is looking for 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, 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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Summary

Summary

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. When a mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their graves. Even worse, he soon learns the Stranger is looking for 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, and sweltering heat of small town Alabama in the 1930s, Hoodoo is infused with a big dose of creepiness leavened with gentle humor.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ron Butler delivers the spooky and comical tale of Hoodoo, a twelve-year-old born into a magical family seemingly without any magic himself. Butler narrates with both the naïve playfulness of Hoodoo and the deep-voiced malevolence of the demon he must vanquish to save his family.” ReadBrightly (An Ultimate Audiobook Pick for Summer 2017)
“The action of the novel moves swiftly, and readers should be easily drawn into its dark, supernatural ambience.” Publishers Weekly
“The horror element is…vividly drawn…The straightforward plot makes this accessible to younger readers, and the atmospheric setting will certainly leave them with a chill.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Author Bio: Ronald L. Smith

Ronald L. Smith is a former advertising writer and the author of Hoodoo, a southern gothic fantasy novel for young readers, and The Mesmerist, a supernatural Victorian fantasy. He is the recipient of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 5.53
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English