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The Jumbies - Tracey Baptiste
The Jumbies
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A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages.Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters parents make up to frighten their... show more
A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages.Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781616204143 (1616204141)
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
4.0 Review: The Jumbies
If you love Uprooted and have a younger reader who isn't ready for it, may I suggest The Jumbies? Folktale fantasy adventure where a girl saves her friends and family from the darkness in the forest, but for ages 10-13. I liked this one quite a bit.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 The Jumbies
A really lovely middle grade fantasy, based on Haitian folklore. I loved the way Baptiste examines the intricacies of family, without leaving any easy conclusions. Corinne is a great protagonist, who makes mistakes but also cares about her father and her friends.
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it
4.0 The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
Fairy tales continue to be one of the cornerstones of my reading. The age that the story is written for doesn't matter. Give me a re-telling, or a classic, and I'll sit there wide-eyed and invested until the very end. So, it's not surprise that I picked up The Jumbies. I love reading folklore from d...
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5.0 The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
I received a free kindle copy of The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, published by Algonquin Young Readers from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Written for grades three to five. While this is for young children, I gave this excellent book five stars. The Jumbies was inspired by the Haitian f...
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