Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 10 - 12, Grade (US) 5 - 7
Dimensions:7.62in x 5.12 in | 7.36 oz
Page Count:288 pages
Ronald L. Smith is the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award–winning author of several acclaimed novels for young readers, including Hoodoo, The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away, Gloom Town, Where the Black Flowers Bloom, and the Black Panther: The Young Prince series. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. To learn more, visit strangeblackflowers.com.
"This tale, though not for the faint at heart, is certain to please young horror fans."—Publishers Weekly "Smith continues to display a deft mastery of worldbuilding and creepy, atmospheric plotting. A gripping tale enhanced by a convincingly detailed setting and drawing on classic fantasy memes."—Kirkus "...Smith (author of Hoodoo, BCCB 10/15) has a knack for creating memorable bad guys, and the demonic necromancer and his minion ghouls may be creepy enough to spur readers forward."—Bulletin "...for kids who relish some blood and gore, this should fill the slot. "—Booklist Praise for Hoodoo “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 "The authenticity of Hoodoo's voice and this distinctive mashup of genres make Smith one to watch." —Kirkus —
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