The Jumbies Paperback – April 26, 2016
by Tracey Baptiste (Author)
The start of an exciting series filled with Caribbean folklore and daring adventure.
Corinne La Mer claims she isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not Jumbies. They're just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her to the edge of the trees. They couldn't belong to a Jumbie. Or could they?
When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger at the market the very next day, she knows something extraordinary is about to happen. When this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne's house, danger is in the air. Severine plans 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.
Author: Tracey Baptiste
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.60d
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 173364 / Jumbies
About the Author
Tracey Baptiste lived in Trinidad until she was fifteen; she grew up on Jumbie stories and fairy tales. She is a New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Crash, and a former teacher who works as a writer and editor. Visit her online at traceybaptiste.com and on Twitter: @TraceyBaptiste.