Winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award.

By Ronald L. Smith Read by Ron Butler Children’s Fiction / History - United States / Science Fiction & Fantasy English, Unabridged 5h 32m Sell Sheet Also available on
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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.

"The authenticity of Hoodoo's voice and this distinctive mashup of genres make Smith one to watch. Seekers of the scary and something different need look no further." - Kirkus Reviews

"Narrator Ron Butler conveys the naive playfulness of 12-year-old Hoodoo...is terrific family listen." - AudioFile

"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