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The Jumbies - Tracey Baptiste
The Jumbies
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A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore about an ordinary girl who must use her extraordinary bravery--and a bit of magic--to save her island home from jumbies, the scary spirits that haunt the forest. Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her,... show more
A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore about an ordinary girl who must use her extraordinary bravery--and a bit of magic--to save her island home from jumbies, the scary spirits that haunt the forest.

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 forest. Those shining yellow eyes that followed her to the edge of the trees, they couldn’t belong to a jumbie. Or could they?

When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger speaking to the town witch at the market the next day, she knows something unexpected is about to happen. And when this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne’s house, Corinne is sure that danger is in the air. She soon finds out that bewitching her father, Pierre, is only the first step in Severine’s plan to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and learn to use ancient magic she didn’t know she possessed to stop Severine and to save her island home.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00NLR6GJS
Pages no: 241
Edition language: English
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
4.0
Audience: Middle Grade Format: Hardcover/Library Copy Corinne La Mer's heart beat like wild drums as she ran through the forest. - first sentence The Jumbies takes place on a Caribbean island and is based on Caribbean fairy tales. Everyone in the village avoids the forest, but Corinne doesn’...
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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