Hoodoo
Hoodoo
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Hoodoo

Written and illustrated by Ronald L. Smith
Published by Clarion Books
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Winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award 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. 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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780544445253
    Publication Date
    September 1, 2015
    Page Count
    224
    Words Per Page
    201
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0544445252
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~650L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    6
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    175857
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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