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The Jumbies

The Jumbies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Baptiste, Tracey

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Entrancing and engaging . . . Baptiste enters an all-new folktale adaptation into our regular fantasy lore . . . Original. Haunting. A Fuse #8 Production Corinne La Mer isn t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They re just tr...icksters 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. Endlessly addictive and hypnotic . . . Baptiste has a lot of fun remixing the classic Haitian folktale The Magic Orange Tree, while adding her own original touches. Essence A well written tale full of action with enough scary elements to satisfy fans of Adam Gidwitz s A Tale Dark and Grimm. School Library Journal It s refreshing to see a fantasy with its roots outside Europe . . . This is a book worth reading simply for its originality. Kirkus Reviews A Washington Post KidsPost Book Club Selection A Junior Library Guild Selection
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ISBN 9781616205928
Publisher Algonquin Books (division of W
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series The Jumbies
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 10-15 working days

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ISBN-13 9781616205928
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Algonquin Books (division of W
Imprint Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Baptiste, Tracey
Series The Jumbies
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 140mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 227g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Magic, Caribbean Area, Spirits, Horror stories, Blacks - Caribbean Area
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile