Hoodoo (Paperback)Ronald L. Smith (author)
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 193 x 129 x 14 mm
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The action of the novel moves swiftly, and readers should be easily drawn into its dark, supernatural ambience."
"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
"The chilling supernatural Southern Gothic plot action is enhanced by atmospheric description of rural life in Depression-era Alabama...Readers will particularly enjoy Hoodoo's authentic and engaging narrative voice."
--School Library Journal
"Hoodoo's first-person narrative, which flows beautifully, has an appealing and natural cadence...Through his protagonist, Smith demonstrates an eye for detail and a knack for evocative imagery as well as for telling a riveting story with a dollop of southern gothic appeal."
"Filled with folk and religious symbols, this creepy Southern Gothic ghost story is steeped in time and place. Hoodoo's earnest first-person narrative reveals a believable innocent who can 'cause deeds great and powerful.'"
--Horn Book Magazine
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